Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/5/2020

With the support of Rep. Ilhan Omar, the Minneapolis city council is considering disbanding the city’s police department and introducing a new social model for maintaining public safety. Meanwhile, the BLM protests have spread to Melbourne, Australia. Also, Washington D.C. is bracing for what is expected to be a large protest tomorrow.

In other news, according to the latest Rasmussen poll, support for Donald Trump among black Americans has rocketed to over 40%.

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Thanks to Caroline Glick, JD, JF, Reader from Chicago, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» ‘Astonishing’: Dumbfounded Economists Struggle to Describe Today’s Jobs Report Surprise
» Dow Jumps More Than 800 Points, Nasdaq Hits a Record After Surprise Jobs Surge Boosts Recovery Bets
 
USA
» #GoBaldForBLM trends on Twitter After 4chan Troll
» “A Safe Space to Practice Aggression”: Veritas Infiltrates Antifa ‘Fight Club’ In NYC
» 1200 Public Health Experts Sign Letter Advocating Mass Gatherings Because “White Supremacy” Is a Bigger Threat Than COVID-19
» 23-Year-Old Man Killed in Davenport Riots Weekend Protests, Police Say
» Barr: DOJ Has Evidence Antifa, “Foreign Actors” Responsible for Protest Violence
» Biden Has ‘Deplorables’ Moment; Says ‘10 to 15 Percent’ Of Americans ‘Not Very Good People’
» Black-Owned Business in Historically Black-Owned Building Damaged by Riots
» Caroline Glick: The Great Threat to America — And to American Jewry
» Chicago Mayor Begs Walmart, Other Looted Retailers Not to Abandon City
» Chicago Man Charged With 1st-Degree Murder of Innocent Bystander Amid Looting
» CPD: One Arrested for Riots, Looting, Vandalism
» Crazy: Minneapolis City Council May Eliminate Police Dept. For ‘Transformative New Model’
» Dangerous Nano-Particles Contaminating Many Vaccines: Groundbreaking Study
» DC Braces for Large Demonstration After Death of African American Man in Police Custody
» Entire Buffalo Police Unit Resigns in Solidarity With Officers Suspended for Shoving Elderly Protester
» Exploiting George Floyd’s Death
» Expose Antifa: Project Veritas Infiltrates Anarchist Terror Group Posing as Protesters
» FBI Seeks Photos, Videos of ‘Violent Instigators’ In Last Week’s Riots
» Federal Charges Filed Against Brian Bartels, 20-Year-Old Accused of Inciting Violence and Riots in Pittsburgh
» Federal Court Strikes Down Vote-by-Mail in Texas, Citing ‘Significant, Irreparable Harm’
» Florida Man Friday: Gators Gone Wild!
» Franklin Man Charged With Vandalizing Metro Police Cruiser During Nashville Riots
» GOP Senators Slam Hillary Clinton Press Secretary for ‘Defund the Police’ Call
» Ilhan Omar Calls for Disbanding of Minneapolis Police Department
» In Rare Statement, Soros Denies Paying Protesters to Riot
» Insured Losses From Riots Reach ‘Catastrophe’ Levels, May Rival Record
» Is Free Speech Devolving Into a Relic of Prior Days?
» Journalist Who Busted Illinois Governor’s Wife Violating Lockdown Sues After Briefing Ban
» Learn Why Bill Gates & the Deep State Are So Scared
» Los Angeles to Strip Over $100 Million From Police Budget, Redirect to ‘Communities of Color’
» Man “Sickest in His Life” After Taking Experimental Vaccine
» Man Charged With Lighting Firework in Erie Riot
» Massachusetts Man, 27, ‘Threw an 82-Year-Old Air Force Veteran to the Ground and Kicked Him Because He Was Holding Up a Pro-Trump Sign’
» Michigan Woman Charged With Inciting Riots After Broadcasting on Facebook Live
» NFL Condems Police Brutality and Racism, Says it Was “Wrong” Not to Support Kneeling Players
» Nigerian Pastor Who Graduated From Calvin Seminary in Michigan Gunned Down With Wife on Their Farm
» Nutcase Maxine Waters Argues That the Term ‘Rioting’ Is Racist
» NYC Reports No Coronavirus Deaths for 1st Time Since Health Crisis Began
» NYT Editor Admits Paper Pitched Op-Ed to Tom Cotton!
» Oregon Man’s Lawsuit Aims to Hold Nebulous ‘Antifa’ To Blame for Injuries
» Out of State Men Face Federal Charges for Riots in Cleveland
» Piers Morgan Claims “Supermarkets Are Mass Gatherings” After Being Called Out on Rampant Hypocrisy
» Project Veritas Exposes Antifa Teaching Eye Gouging
» Rasmussen: Black Approval for Trump Surges to Over 40%
» Researchers Retract Botched Anti-Hydroxychloroquine Study Which Was Used to Attack Trump
» Rioters Deface ‘Glory’ Monument to Black Civil War Soldiers in Boston
» Rioters Hit Police Cars With Molotov Cocktails Outside Officers’ Homes
» Sacramento DA: Over 40 People Charged After Looting, Riots
» Soros and the Secret Origins of Black Lives Matter
» Study Questioning the Safety of Hydroxychloroquine Has Been Retracted
» The 16 People Who Have Died in the Protests and Riots Following George Floyd’s Death
» The DOJ Has Launched an Investigation as More Evidence Emerges That Someone is Orchestrating the Violent Riots
» The Violence Against This Civil War Monument Captures Just How Badly the George Floyd Riots Have Gone Wrong
» Tucker: Kneeling Will Never be Enough for the Mob
» Two New Species From New Mexico Help Fill Gap in Evolution of Horned Dinosaurs
» Universal Masking in the COVID-19 Era
» Video: Looters in $350,000 Rolls-Royce Rob Other Looters of the Loot They Just Stole
» Watch Dem Governors Murder Old People in Mass
» While Anarchists Fail, Americans Prevail
» With Little Social Distancing, Whitmer Marches With Protesters
» Yelp to Let Users Find Businesses by the Skin-Color of the Owners, Will Introduce a “Black-Owned” Label
 
Canada
» Justin Trudeau Kneels With Protesters During an Anti-Racism Rally in Ottawa — But Social Media Users Were Quick to Remind Him of His Blackface Photos
» YouTube Censors Video Covering Syringe Recalls of Company Set to Supply Canada for Mass Vaccinations
 
Europe and the EU
» Dutch Prime Minister Changes Position on Black Pete Amidst US Riots
» Germany’s Merkel Dismisses Talk She Might Seek 5th Term
» Germany: UK Must Surrender Sovereignty for an EU Trade Deal
» Neo-Nazi German Synagogue Shooter Attempted Prison Escape by Scaling Fence
» No Progress: EU Won’t Drop Demands, UK Won’t Surrender on Fishing
» Sweden: Policewoman Breaks Ranks and Joins Demonstrators at BLM Protest (Video)
» Sweden Accused of Removing Migrant Pupil Results to Boost School Test Scores
» UK Lawmaker Yvette Cooper Wonders Why She Gets David Icke Related Videos When She Keeps Searching “David Icke”
» UK: Homeless Screwdriver-Wielding Thug Who Attacked TV Reporter Live on Air While Yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ As She Covered the Black Lives Matter Protests in London Pleads Guilty to Assault
» UK: Nigerian Televangelist Sanctioned by Ofcom for Coronavirus-5G Claims
 
Balkans
» Migrants Rob Worshippers at Serbian Church During Mass
» Migrants Rob Belgrade Churchgoers in the Middle of Religious Service
 
Middle East
» Iran Hits Record Corona Cases in Second Wave
» ISIS Celebrates BLM Protests in Hope They Will “Weaken” The West
 
South Asia
» India: New Species of Carnivorous Plant Found in Kerala
 
Far East
» Cardinal Joseph Zen Condemns Vatican Silence on Hong Kong
» Former MI6 Head: Coronavirus is Man-Made, Released From a Lab
 
Australia — Pacific
» Black Lives Matter Melbourne Tells White People: “No Selfies”
» Exclusive: Brothers 4 Life Crime Gang Boss, 37, Is Charged Over a Vicious Brawl With a Notorious Fellow Inmate Inside Australia’s Highest Security Jail
» In Australia, Users Who Leave One-Star Reviews on Businesses Are Increasingly Being Sued for Defamation
» Pauline Hanson Slams Queensland Premier for ‘Double Standards’ By Allowing Mass Protests While Pushing Businesses to the Brink With Border Shut-Downs and Strict Rules
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Nigeria: Fulani Muslim Militants Murder 9 in Christian Village, Including Women, Children
 
Latin America
» Patrol Officer Set on Fire During Raging Police Brutality Protests in Mexico
» Pope Francis: Wounds of Mother Earth ‘Bleed in US’
 
Immigration
» Boris’s Hong Kong Visa Offer ‘Directly Breaks’ Immigration Pledge to British People
» Canadian Green Leader: Trump’s U.S. ‘No Longer Safe’, Canada Must Accept Minorities as Refugees
» Greece: 32 Illegal Boat Migrants Land on Lesvos
» Sweden: Writer Loses Position for Immigration-Critical Tweet
» Turkey Caught Escorting Illegal Migrants Into Greek Waters, Again (Video)
 
Culture Wars
» CNN: White Children ‘Don’t Deserve Innocence’
» Does This Mark the Downfall of YouTube?
» Exposing Sick Roots of “Sex Ed” — Kinsey, CIA & Child Abuse
» Leftists Are Angry That LEGO hasn’t Virtue Signalled Hard Enough
» Netflix LGBTQ Strategy Executive Quits After ‘Eyebrow-Raising’ Interview in Which He Boasted That He Ignored the Chief Executive, Took Edibles and Had a Job That Involved ‘Talking About Gay Porn’
» Shame: White Child Kneels, Holds “Privileged” White Guilt Protest Sign
» Video Game Firm Switches Profile to LGBT Flag… But Not on Middle East Account!
 

‘Astonishing’: Dumbfounded Economists Struggle to Describe Today’s Jobs Report Surprise

May’s jobs numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday shocked economists and other labor market observers, who expected something starkly different from the 2.5 million payrolls added and lower 13.3% unemployment rate.

Economists estimated that the country would lose 7.5 million jobs. The unemployment rate was expected to hit 19%. A boost in leisure and hospitalitydrove the job gains.

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

Dow Jumps More Than 800 Points, Nasdaq Hits a Record After Surprise Jobs Surge Boosts Recovery Bets

Stocks rallied on Friday after an unexpected surge in U.S. jobs raised hope that the economy is starting to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

The Nasdaq Composite became the first of the three major averages to climb back to an all-time high, advancing 2.0%, or 198.27 points, to 9,814.08 on Friday and touching an intraday record of 9,845.69. After tumbling as much as 25% earlier this year, the tech-heavy index is now 9.3% higher for 2020.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 829.16 points, or 3.1%, to 27,110.98. The S&P 500 rose 2.6%, or 81.58 points, to 3,193.93.

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

#GoBaldForBLM trends on Twitter After 4chan Troll

With white women more desperate for attention than ever before, some of them followed through with the #GoBaldForBLM challenge, shaving their heads for Black Lives Matter despite the fact that the entire stunt appears to have been the result of a 4chan troll.

#GoBaldForBLM has been trending on Twitter all day, and while much of the hashtag is dominated by people questioning its authenticity, some women do appear to have fallen for it.

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

“A Safe Space to Practice Aggression”: Veritas Infiltrates Antifa ‘Fight Club’ In NYC

One day after infiltrating the violent Rose City Antifa cell in Portland, Oregon, Project Veritas has done it again — this time in New York City, where an undercover journalist recorded the young radicals receiving martial arts instruction on fighting techniques for riots.

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

1200 Public Health Experts Sign Letter Advocating Mass Gatherings Because “White Supremacy” Is a Bigger Threat Than COVID-19

1200 public health experts have signed an open letter asserting that Black Lives Matter mass gatherings should be encouraged because “white supremacy” is a bigger health threat than COVID-19.

Yes, really.

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

23-Year-Old Man Killed in Davenport Riots Weekend Protests, Police Say

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Police have identified a 22-year-old Rock Island man as the second victim killed in riots last weekend in Davenport.

23-year-old Marquis M. Tousant, from Rock Island, Illinois, was pronounced dead at the scene Monday morning and publicly identified Wednesday afternoon.

Tousant’s body was found after the shooting incident on Myrtle Street, where police responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle, before theirs was fired upon multiple times by a group, injuring the officer driving the car.

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

Barr: DOJ Has Evidence Antifa, “Foreign Actors” Responsible for Protest Violence

Attorney General Bill Barr said on Thursday that “extremist agitators” have incited violence at the protests taking place around the country.

“We have evidence that Antifa and other similar extremist groups, as well as actors of a variety of different political persuasions, have been involved in instigating and participating in the violent activity,” Barr said at a Thursday press conference. “We are also seeing foreign actors playing all sides to exacerbate the violence.”

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

Biden Has ‘Deplorables’ Moment; Says ‘10 to 15 Percent’ Of Americans ‘Not Very Good People’

Former VP Joe Biden had a ‘basket of deplorables’ moment on Thursday, when he suggested that “probably anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of the people out there” are “just not very good people.”

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

Black-Owned Business in Historically Black-Owned Building Damaged by Riots

RALEIGH, N.C. — After spending a quarter million dollars to renovate a historic building with foundations in local black history and business, a downtown Raleigh business owner now has to pay for costly repairs after recent riots. Insurance, she said, won’t cover the damage to this historic structure.

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

Caroline Glick: The Great Threat to America — And to American Jewry

Scattered among the thousands of cellphone videos depicting looting and destruction in the streets of America’s greatest cities are clips of a different sort. In these short videos, we see throngs of white people on their knees, bowing before black people and asking for forgiveness for their “white privilege” and the “structural racism” in the deplorable, irredeemable United States of America.

Earlier this week, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former vice president Joe Biden symbolically embraced these genuflecting denunciations of “white privilege” as the official position of the Democratic Party. Biden had himself photographed on bended knee with a group of African Americans standing behind him during a visit to a church in Wilmington, Delaware.

These videos point to a socio-political phenomenon that sparked the riots throughout the country following George Floyd’s brutal death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. They also make clear the reason that the liberal media in the U.S. continues to back the protests despite the fact that from the outset they have involved wide-scale violence, destruction and looting.

Contrary to the narrative being pushed by the media and America’s elites, the riots are not an consequence of increased police brutality towards African Americans. As Heather McDonald documented this week in the Wall Street Journal, over the past several years, police violence against black people has decreased significantly.

The violence we are seeing is a result of the steep radicalization of progressive white Americans. Biden gave voice to this radicalization last summer when, during a campaign appearance in Iowa he said, “We choose truth over facts.”…

           — Hat tip: Caroline Glick [Return to headlines]
 

Chicago Mayor Begs Walmart, Other Looted Retailers Not to Abandon City

While Chicago officials give slaps on the wrist to arrested protesters, Mayor Lori Lightfoot is begging Walmart and other major retailers who were hit by looting and vandalism to reopen their doors despite riots over the killing of George Floyd by a Minnesota police officer who now faces charges for second-degree murder.

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

Chicago Man Charged With 1st-Degree Murder of Innocent Bystander Amid Looting

A Chicago man was arrested and charged with first-degree murder this week for allegedly shooting and killing another man while looting in west suburban Cicero Monday night, according to local police

Zion Haygood shot Jose Gutierrez, 28, between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday in the 2100 block of South 50th Avenue, a Cicero spokesman reported.

Haygood and two other suspects were quickly apprehended following a short pursuit with police. Information on the other suspects has not been released.

Gutierrez, who police determined had not been involved in any looting and was only a bystander, was rushed to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead three hours later.

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

CPD: One Arrested for Riots, Looting, Vandalism

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — The Charleston Police Department announced on Friday that Kelsey Donnel Jackson (27) has been arrested on multiple charges related to the riots that took place last weekend in Downtown Charleston.

Jackson is facing charges of instigating/participating in a riot, third degree arson, third degree assault and battery (2), second degree violent burglary (2), and malicious injury to personal property (4).

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

Crazy: Minneapolis City Council May Eliminate Police Dept. For ‘Transformative New Model’

Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender will vote to completely “dismantle” the city’s police department and replace it with a “transformative new model of public safety.”

Joining her is fellow (can we say that?) councilmember Jeremiah Ellison, a self-described “visual artist” and “storyteller,” who promises to “to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency response.”

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

Dangerous Nano-Particles Contaminating Many Vaccines: Groundbreaking Study

Such particles are not medicine in any sense of the word.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

DC Braces for Large Demonstration After Death of African American Man in Police Custody

Washington is bracing for a large protest Saturday, a continuation of days of demonstrations in the city and across the U.S. over the death of an African American man while in police custody.

The chief of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, Peter Newsham, told reporters Thursday that authorities expected thousands of protesters to descend on Washington for what “may be one of the largest that we’ve had in the city.”

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

Entire Buffalo Police Unit Resigns in Solidarity With Officers Suspended for Shoving Elderly Protester

Update (1630ET): The Buffalo police union president has reportedly sent an email following the suspension without pay of two Emergency Response Team (ERT) officers who were caught on camera pushing a 75-year-old protester onto the sidewalk, causing him to bleed from the head.

“After witnessing first hand how these 2 officers were treated. I can tell you, they tried to over these guys like I have never seen in my 54 years. It is despicable to say the least the treatment they have received from this Administration as well as DA John Flynn and his ADA Gary Hackbush,” reads an email allegedly sent by PBA President John Evans.

Evans goes on to say that the police union won’t pay for legal costs of officers related to protests, as it could put a “serious dent in the PBA’s funds. OVER BULLS***!”

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

Exploiting George Floyd’s Death

And yet, rather than bringing our nation together, fake news media and Democrats are excitedly throwing gasoline on the flames of racial hate and division. Their message is America is still a hellhole of racism in which blacks are routinely murdered by whites and police…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Expose Antifa: Project Veritas Infiltrates Anarchist Terror Group Posing as Protesters

Recruitment process, combat training and international connections revealed.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

FBI Seeks Photos, Videos of ‘Violent Instigators’ In Last Week’s Riots

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The FBI is asking the public’s help in identifying “violent instigators” who looted and burned buildings during nights of rioting last week following the death of George Floyd.

Twice this week, the FBI office in Minneapolis has tweeted a request for videos and photos of people engaging in the violence. In a statement, the FBI says that while it respects the First Amendment right to protest, it must also pursue those who violated federal law.

The tweets offered a link to an FBI page, where citizens can give tips. Citizens can also call in tips by dialing 1-800-225-5324.

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

Federal Charges Filed Against Brian Bartels, 20-Year-Old Accused of Inciting Violence and Riots in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania has filed federal charges against the 20-year-old accused of inciting violence and riots in Pittsburgh on Saturday.

On Friday, U.S. Attorney Scott Brady said Brian Bartels was charged with obstruction of law enforcement during a civil disorder.

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

Federal Court Strikes Down Vote-by-Mail in Texas, Citing ‘Significant, Irreparable Harm’

A Federal Appeals Court has blocked an injunction that would have allowed voting by mail in Texas to expand during the coronavirus pandemic, now leaving little wiggle room for expansion in the nation’s second-largest state after the Texas Supreme Court recently shot down a similar measure that was making its way through the state courts.

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

Florida Man Friday: Gators Gone Wild!

Florida Man Friday gives all Americans — black, white, brown, man, woman, and whathaveyou — the chance to set aside the endless panic over riots, looting, pandemics, and reverse mortgages. Instead, we can join together for a few minutes of joyous kumbaya and celebrate the antics of Florida Man and Florida Woman…

[…]and maybe even indulge in a few additional stories from around the country and even the world.

So join me now, won’t you, on another epic…

Florida Man Friday!

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

Franklin Man Charged With Vandalizing Metro Police Cruiser During Nashville Riots

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Franklin man has surrendered to Metro Police and is being booked on felony vandalism and aggravated rioting charges for damaging a Metro Police car during last Saturday’s ‘I Will Breathe’ riots.

According to investigators, 22-year-old Daniel J. Lane turned himself in at the Davidson County Detention Center late Thursday afternoon. Lane, with a crowd gathered around him, was photographed last Saturday spray painting the marked Metro Police car outside the central precinct.

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

GOP Senators Slam Hillary Clinton Press Secretary for ‘Defund the Police’ Call

Several GOP Senators remarked that the Democrat agenda can be summed up by a tweet posted by Hillary Clinton’s former press secretary Brian Fallon, who wrote “Defund the police” Tuesday night.

Senator Ted Cruz hit back, comparing the tweet to “Mad Max at Thunderdome brought home to America”.

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

Ilhan Omar Calls for Disbanding of Minneapolis Police Department

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) called on Friday for the Minneapolis police department to be disbanded.

Omar tagged the account of Minneapolis City Council member Steve Fletcher, who has pushed the City Council to support dissolving the city’s police department. The council this week began openly calling for the city to disband its police.

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

In Rare Statement, Soros Denies Paying Protesters to Riot

Following accusations that paid protesters are hijacking the George Floyd protests and inciting riots, George Soros’ Open Society Foundation has issued a rare statement claiming that he — nor anyone else, is funding the chaos.

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

Insured Losses From Riots Reach ‘Catastrophe’ Levels, May Rival Record

Rioting that erupted in cities across the United States after the Memorial Day death of George Floyd in Minneapolis may rival the 1992 Los Angeles riots to become the most costly civil disorder in United States history.

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

Is Free Speech Devolving Into a Relic of Prior Days?

My Dad and I used to have wonderful conversations about America being the land of the free and home of the brave. Because of his desire for me to reap the full benefits of being an American He would often give me little pop quizzes on the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Dad did not just leave it to teachers to instruct me about our nations sacred documents…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Journalist Who Busted Illinois Governor’s Wife Violating Lockdown Sues After Briefing Ban

An Illinois journalist who broke the story that Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s wife violated the state’s “stay-at-home” order by traveling to the family’s equestrian estate in Wisconsin has sued after she was barred from Pritzker’s coronavirus press briefings.

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

Learn Why Bill Gates & the Deep State Are So Scared

Plus as the Dems & their Deep State puppetmasters openly attempt to trigger a national collapse & martial law, this broadcast is more important than ever before!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Los Angeles to Strip Over $100 Million From Police Budget, Redirect to ‘Communities of Color’

Move comes amid calls from rioters, celebrities to ‘defund police’

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Man “Sickest in His Life” After Taking Experimental Vaccine

Guinea pig now an embarrassment to Fauci, Gates, and their CNN cheerleaders.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Man Charged With Lighting Firework in Erie Riot

Two Erie men and a teen are the latest to face charges in unrest downtown on Saturday night. Number of those charged is now 16.

An Erie man accused of lighting a firework is among the three newest suspects to be charged in the rioting in the city’s downtown on Saturday night.

Also charged in the latest cases, according to court records, are a man accused of throwing objects during the unrest and a teenage boy accused of throwing objects at police.

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

Massachusetts Man, 27, ‘Threw an 82-Year-Old Air Force Veteran to the Ground and Kicked Him Because He Was Holding Up a Pro-Trump Sign’

An 82-year-old veteran holding a Donald Trump sign was pushed to the ground and kicked in the ribs and legs by a man who first ripped the sign from his hands and tore it in half, police in Massachusetts said.

Police responded to reports of the assault at about 5:30pm on Tuesday, Fall River police Lt. Daniel Dube said.

Aidan Courtright, 27, of Fall River, pulled up in his car at the rotary of North Main Street and Airport Road on Tuesday, where Charles Chace was standing and holding up a pro-Trump sign.

According to police, Courtright grabbed and destroyed the sign and pushed the victim, Charles Chace, to the ground, then kicked him with ‘leather pointed shoes’ while he was on the ground.

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

Michigan Woman Charged With Inciting Riots After Broadcasting on Facebook Live

A Michigan woman has been placed under arrest after she showcased herself destroying property and encouraging other people to riot while streaming on Facebook Live, according to MLive.

The woman, 22-year-old Alexandria “Ally” Lyons, 22, of Grand Rapids, livestreamed herself on social media, and authorities say the footage will help them prove their case.

Lyons was arraigned on Tuesday, June 2, in Grand Rapids District Court on charges of inciting a riot, which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison if convicted. She was also charged with malicious destruction of property, which is a 5-year felony.

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

NFL Condems Police Brutality and Racism, Says it Was “Wrong” Not to Support Kneeling Players

The NFL — in a decision that will likely be remembered as a major victory for the anti-police brutality protest movement inspired by the horrific death of George Floyd — has just announced that it was wrong to not wholeheartedly support the league’s black players who participated in the kneeling protests started by Colin Kaepernick.

It seems like ancient history now, but the culture war over Kaepernick’s decision, which infuriated conservatives and sparked a massive backlash among many NFL fans, while activists castigated the league for appearing to blackball Kaepernick, who hasn’t played since he left the 49ers, despite remaining a competitive athlete on the field.

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

Nigerian Pastor Who Graduated From Calvin Seminary in Michigan Gunned Down With Wife on Their Farm

A Nigerian pastor and his pregnant wife were gunned down Monday while they were working on their family farm in the Taraba State of Nigeria.

Armed gunmen ambushed Rev. Emmanuel Saba Bileya and his wife, Juliana, as they were tending to their farm and opened fire on the couple, killing them immediately.

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

Nutcase Maxine Waters Argues That the Term ‘Rioting’ Is Racist

In the wake of inner city looting and rioting across America, including destruction of people’s businesses and property, as well as violence against police and everyday Americans, Democratic rep. Maxine Waters has decreed that the use of the term ‘rioting’ is racist.

In an interview with The Cut, Waters seriously contended that the term “rioting” constitutes “negative language used far too often in a description of black people by folks who fundamentally don’t see black people the same way they see whites and others.”

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

NYC Reports No Coronavirus Deaths for 1st Time Since Health Crisis Began

New York City reached an important milestone in its battle against COVID-19 Thursday, reporting no deaths from the virus for the first time since March 12.

The city’s health department, which reports its data with a 24-hour lag, said that number could be revised as officials wait to determine the cause of three “probable deaths” of people who never tested positive for coronavirus but died showing the common symptoms.

Still, the development marks an incredible improvement for a city that saw nearly 500 new deaths a day during early April.

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

NYT Editor Admits Paper Pitched Op-Ed to Tom Cotton!

Update (1720ET): During an internal Town Hall meeting at the New York Times, opinion editor James Bennett issued a mea culpa, telling staffers that he let his section be “stampeded by the news cycle,” according to the Daily Beast.

Most interestingly, however, Bennett admitted that Cotton had been invited to write the opinion piece!

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

Oregon Man’s Lawsuit Aims to Hold Nebulous ‘Antifa’ To Blame for Injuries

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A conservative writer from Portland, Oregon, filed a lawsuit Thursday against purported elements of thenebulous, far-left militant groups collectively known as antifa, days after President Donald Trump blamed those groups for inciting violence at protests over police killings of black people.

The suit was filed on behalf of Andy Ngo, who is known for aggressively covering and video-recording demonstrators.

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

Out of State Men Face Federal Charges for Riots in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio — FBI Cleveland Special Agent in Charge Eric Smith says they arrested two men in their early 20s on federal charges for their actions last Saturday.

“Just six days before today’s arrest, these two individuals discussed, planned and traveled to our city with the explicit intent to destroy and incite violence,” said Smith.

Officials say Brandon Althof-Long and Devon Bryce Poland, of Erie, Pennsylvania, conspired to come to Cleveland and cause damage to the city and not to support peaceful protests.

Law enforcement obtained Facebook messages between the pair.

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Piers Morgan Claims “Supermarkets Are Mass Gatherings” After Being Called Out on Rampant Hypocrisy

Arch lockdown advocate Piers Morgan responded to criticism over how he praised his own son for attending a Black Lives Matter protest by claiming “supermarkets are mass gatherings.”

“Proud of my son for attending the #BlackLivesMatter protest which he found profoundly inspiring,” tweeted the TV host. “He told me he maintained social distancing as best he could in the large crowd. Not easy given many others weren’t, but I’m glad he tried.”

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Project Veritas Exposes Antifa Teaching Eye Gouging

“It takes very little pressure to injure someone’s eyes”

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Rasmussen: Black Approval for Trump Surges to Over 40%

Despite the recent riots over police brutality, Rasmussen has indicated that black approval for the job President Trump is doing is now over 40%.

“Our Daily Presidential Tracking poll today shows Black Likely Voter approval of the job @realDonaldTrump is now over 40%,” tweeted the polling agency.

The full results of the poll are yet to be published, but the number suggests that the media’s campaign to frame Trump’s response to the riots as draconian and racist has completely failed.

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Researchers Retract Botched Anti-Hydroxychloroquine Study Which Was Used to Attack Trump

Study was heavily relied upon by the left to mock President Trump for taking the drug.

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Rioters Deface ‘Glory’ Monument to Black Civil War Soldiers in Boston

The monument literally commemorates black lives dedicated (and sacrificed) to the struggle against slavery.

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Rioters Hit Police Cars With Molotov Cocktails Outside Officers’ Homes

Three rioters have been arrested and jailed after setting fire to two police cars outside the homes of police officers in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

Alvin Joseph, Lakaila Mack, and Ebuka Chike-Morah were all arrested and charged with crimes ranging from first degree arson to criminal trespass. Police say that the trio used Molotov cocktail-like devices to set the fires.

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Sacramento DA: Over 40 People Charged After Looting, Riots

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — More than 40 people are now facing charges in connection with the riots and looting from over the weekend in Sacramento, officials said.

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office announced 32 new charges stemming from Sunday night.

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Soros and the Secret Origins of Black Lives Matter

Globalists pushing America into a manufactured race war.

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Study Questioning the Safety of Hydroxychloroquine Has Been Retracted

Two medical journals have retracted a study showing that coronavirus patients who used the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine faced a higher mortality rate than patients who did nothing.

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The 16 People Who Have Died in the Protests and Riots Following George Floyd’s Death

The widespread riots that have ensued after the killing of George Floyd have not only caused irreparable damage to property, but they’ve taken the lives of at least 16 Americans.

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The DOJ Has Launched an Investigation as More Evidence Emerges That Someone is Orchestrating the Violent Riots

It is believed that social media is being heavily used to direct the movement of rioters and looters, and that would mean that there should be digital trails for investigators to follow.

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The Violence Against This Civil War Monument Captures Just How Badly the George Floyd Riots Have Gone Wrong

As protests over the horrific police killing of George Floyd devolved into looting, vandalism, and arson across America, destroying black lives and livelihoods, rioters targeted Civil War monuments, specifically those honoring figures from the Confederacy like Robert E. Lee. In Boston, however, rioters vandalized a memorial to black patriots who risked their lives to fight for the Union and against race-based slavery. Oops!

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Tucker: Kneeling Will Never be Enough for the Mob

‘After takeover, the Communists will shoot these useful idiots against a wall in the end!

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Two New Species From New Mexico Help Fill Gap in Evolution of Horned Dinosaurs

The newly-discovered dinosaurs roamed the Earth approximately 75 million years ago (Cretaceous period).

Named Navajoceratops sullivani and Terminocavus sealeyi, both species belong to Ceratopsidae, the same family as famous horned dinosaurs Triceratops, Centrosaurus, and Styracosaurus.

Their fragmentary skulls were uncovered from the Hunter Wash Member of the Kirtland Formation in New Mexico.

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Universal Masking in the COVID-19 Era

We understand that some people are citing our Perspective article (published on April 1 at NEJM.org)1 as support for discrediting widespread masking. In truth, the intent of our article was to push for more masking, not less. It is apparent that many people with SARS-CoV-2 infection are asymptomatic or presymptomatic yet highly contagious and that these people account for a substantial fraction of all transmissions.2,3 Universal masking helps to prevent such people from spreading virus-laden secretions, whether they recognize that they are infected or not.4

We did state in the article that “wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection,” but as the rest of the paragraph makes clear, we intended this statement to apply to passing encounters in public spaces, not sustained interactions within closed environments. A growing body of research shows that the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission is strongly correlated with the duration and intensity of contact: the risk of transmission among household members can be as high as 40%, whereas the risk of transmission from less intense and less sustained encounters is below 5%.5-7 This finding is also borne out by recent research associating mask wearing with less transmission of SARS-CoV-2, particularly in closed settings.8 We therefore strongly support the calls of public health agencies for all people to wear masks when circumstances compel them to be within 6 ft of others for sustained periods.

Michael Klompas, M.D., M.P.H.
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Charles A. Morris, M.D., M.P.H.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Erica S. Shenoy, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

This letter was published on June 3, 2020, at NEJM.org.

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Video: Looters in $350,000 Rolls-Royce Rob Other Looters of the Loot They Just Stole

New York City looters in a $350,000 Rolls-Royce Cullinan were caught on video pulling and robbing other looters of the loot they had just stole.

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Watch Dem Governors Murder Old People in Mass

One of the biggest scandals to come out of coronavirus.

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While Anarchists Fail, Americans Prevail

What followed is the anarchy and chaos of the last several days and nights with the brazenly anti-American,anti-Semitic and racist Antifa and Black Lives Matter rampaging through American cities and suburbs, destroying businesses, stealing multi millions of dollars of goods, burning cars, defacing monuments, shooting people, throwing the Molotov cocktails and bricks left for them in strategic spots by their fellow thugs, and generally giving the world an up-close, three-dimensional picture of what clinicians call sociopaths and psychopaths.

To me, the entire spectacle has the distinctly noxious whiff of Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action, as spelled out by writer Scott S. Powell, who explains that, “The modus operandi of OFA comes right out of Obama’s support and sympathy for Marxism and his background as a left-wing community organizer. It’s a combination of agitation and propaganda—much like old-style Soviet agitprop, and Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. For Alinsky, the rules start with an ends-justifies-the— means quest for power, which can entail lawbreaking, deception, and concealing the true revolutionary agenda…”

Powell quotes Paul Sperry who presciently wrote in the New York Post: “Obama has an army of agitators—numbering more than 30,000—who will fight his Republican successor at every turn of his historic presidency…and command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House.”

“His OFA Washington HQ is now the nerve center that coordinates 250 offices nationwide,” Sperry continued, “which together with its Chicago-based sister organization, the Community Organizing Institute (COI), are planning to facilitate the “training [of] more than 2 million youths in Alinsky street tactics” and carry out plans “to stage 400 rallies across 42 states to attack Trump and Republicans over ObamaCare’s repeal.”

From the looks of things today, it’d clear that they put Obamacare aside for the bigger fish of national chaos and destruction.

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With Little Social Distancing, Whitmer Marches With Protesters

Highland Park — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who’s voiced concerns about other demonstrations potentially spreading COVID-19 in recent weeks, participated Thursday in a civil rights march in Highland Park with hundreds of people who did not follow social distancing rules.

Whitmer drew criticism after she stood shoulder to shoulder with some march participants, who included Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. From the front line to last, the marchers started at Highland Park city hall and were a rolling quarter-mile of humanity traveling southbound on Woodward, with the skyline of downtown Detroit in the distance ahead, as a caravan of Detroit and Highland Park police vehicles escorted them while a helicopter buzzed overhead.

“Social distancing is critical to stop the spread of COVID-19 — unless you have a great photo op,” state Rep. Lynn Afenoudlis, R-Grand Rapids Township, tweeted.

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Yelp to Let Users Find Businesses by the Skin-Color of the Owners, Will Introduce a “Black-Owned” Label

In the wake of protests in the United States, Yelp has announced the creation of a new filter for its search and business rating platform that will allow businesses to optionally list themselves as “Black-owned,” allowing users to sort businesses based on the race of the owners.

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Justin Trudeau Kneels With Protesters During an Anti-Racism Rally in Ottawa — But Social Media Users Were Quick to Remind Him of His Blackface Photos

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended an anti-racism protest on Friday where he took a public knee in solidarity with demonstrators — but not without being reminded of his blackface photos.

Trudeau, 48, wearing a black mask and surrounded by bodyguards, made a surprise appearance on Parliament Hill in Ottawa where he made the gesture used to protest against police brutality and the treatment of black people by police.

While some thanked him for his support, many on social media were quick to point out his history of wearing blackface which emerged in several photos last year.

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YouTube Censors Video Covering Syringe Recalls of Company Set to Supply Canada for Mass Vaccinations

YouTube has removed a video about Becton Dickinson, the medical technology company that was recently awarded the contract for 37 million syringes in Canada, for “violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines.”

Radio Canada International is reporting that the order for these syringes is part of a wider effort to prepare for “mass vaccinations” in the country.

The now-removed video from independent news outlet Press For Truth covered Becton Dickinson’s past syringe recalls and occupational safety violations by citing sources from Polish media, the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Medical Device Recalls List, and a United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) news release.

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Dutch Prime Minister Changes Position on Black Pete Amidst US Riots

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced yesterday that he has changed his view on the beloved folkloric figure of “Zwarte Piet,” or Black Pete. The figure has become a source of controversy in recent years because some view it as a racist symbol. Rutte made the announcement as race riots were sweeping across the United States and sympathy protests were held in his own country.

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Germany’s Merkel Dismisses Talk She Might Seek 5th Term

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday firmly rejected suggestions that she might seek a fifth term at the helm after pledging in 2018 to step down when her current government leaves office.

Merkel’s center-right Union bloc has seen its poll ratings climb since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, benefiting from a well-regarded responseto the public health crisis. Germany has escaped the high death rates seen elsewhere in Europe while avoiding the severe lockdowns of many other countries.

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Germany: UK Must Surrender Sovereignty for an EU Trade Deal

A German official has said that the UK must surrender sovereignty if the country wants to strike a trade deal with the European Union.

Germany will take over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, a council of EU member-states’ ministers, in July and the country’s ambassador to the bloc is already lining up Germany as a key player in crunch negotiations between Brussels and London.

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Neo-Nazi German Synagogue Shooter Attempted Prison Escape by Scaling Fence

German synagogue shooter and neo-nazi Stephan Balliet has attempted to break out of prison by trying to scale a fence.

The 28-year-old attempted the prison escape on Saturday afternoon at the prison in Halle where he is currently an inmate.

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No Progress: EU Won’t Drop Demands, UK Won’t Surrender on Fishing

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has accused the UK of backtracking from pledges it made in the Political Declaration, signalling that Brussels would not budge on its demands on fishing and regulatory alignment.

The fourth round of post-Brexit trade negotiations concluded on Friday, with Mr Barnier telling media during a press conference, effectively, that the British government has not moved on its pledges to the British people to regain control of the United Kingdom’s fishing waters, regulations, and laws.

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Sweden: Policewoman Breaks Ranks and Joins Demonstrators at BLM Protest (Video)

A Swedish policewoman, identified in some reports as Lisa Simonsson, took a knee and finally joined demonstrators during the Black Lives Matter protests that were held in Stockholm on Wednesday. She also held a sign that read “white silence is violence.”

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Sweden Accused of Removing Migrant Pupil Results to Boost School Test Scores

The Swedish government has been accused of removing test scores of foreign-born pupils and those with poor Swedish language skills to artificially boost the country’s PISA educational score.

The revelations claim that Sweden did not follow the rules of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) which runs the PISA educational programme and that if they had, the country’s results would have been much lower than reported.

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UK Lawmaker Yvette Cooper Wonders Why She Gets David Icke Related Videos When She Keeps Searching “David Icke”

The chair of Parliament’s Home Affairs Committee of the UK, Yvette Cooper, has challenged YouTube, saying that its algorithm is not working as it should because it is promoting misinformation that people do not seek voluntarily.

But Cooper is confused.

Cooper’s reason for suggesting this is that when she searches YouTube for the phrase “David Icke” she gets David Icke-related videos. This would suggest that YouTube’s algorithm is working correctly as it provides users with content related to what they’ve searched for or watched, including videos that were also enjoyed by users who have engaged with similar videos.

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UK: Homeless Screwdriver-Wielding Thug Who Attacked TV Reporter Live on Air While Yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ As She Covered the Black Lives Matter Protests in London Pleads Guilty to Assault

Soofuu Yakr (pictured), 26, of no fixed address, admitted assaulting Nine News Australia’s Sophie Walsh during the demonstration in central London yesterday.

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UK: Nigerian Televangelist Sanctioned by Ofcom for Coronavirus-5G Claims

Britain’s broadcasting regulator has taken action against Loveworld, a Christian TV channel, for airing a news report and a sermon that suggested there was a “global cover-up” surrounding COVID-19 and the rollout of the 5G network, PM News reports.

The program Loveworld News made a number of claims that Ofcom took issue with. In addition to making the baseless claim that 5G caused the Coronavirus pandemic, Loveworld also alleged, without providing any proof, that the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine cured COVID-19. Ofcom, unsurprisingly, took issue with both of these statements. Hydroxychloroquine, for those that aren’t aware, has been used by doctors around the world as an experimental treatment despite the risk of side effects. The drug is currently being trialled in the UK.

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Migrants Rob Worshippers at Serbian Church During Mass

Elderly victim robbed of her entire pension check

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Migrants Rob Belgrade Churchgoers in the Middle of Religious Service

Two migrants of unknown origin entered the St. Alexander Nevsky church in the Serbian capital Belgrade on Sunday and then robbed several attendants of the liturgy of their money and mobile phones. Those attending the church service managed to catch one of the thieves and hand him over to police to the scene, but the other got away.

“There were two of them, they broke into the church during the liturgy, which was in progress, and they stole two purses, and three mobile phones,” Vajo Jovic, the elder of the Serbian Orthodox Church, told Serbian news site nova.rs.

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Iran Hits Record Corona Cases in Second Wave

The Iranian government appeared to have brought the virus under control a month ago, but a second wave has steadily been gathering pace, and according to data released by the health ministry on Thursday there were 3,574 confirmed new infections in 24 hours — an increase of 440 on the previous day, the Guardian writes. The record number of daily cases during the first wave in March was 3,186.

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ISIS Celebrates BLM Protests in Hope They Will “Weaken” The West

Terror group ISIS has celebrated Black Lives Matter protests and riots taking place in multiple major cities, gleefully hoping that they will serve to “weaken” the west.

Numerous major American cities have been rocked by civil unrest over the past 10 days, with the riots claiming 17 lives. Other cities in Europe, Canada and Australia have also been hit with violent protests.

This has greatly pleased the Islamic State, which welcomed the riots in the latest edition of its al-Naba newspaper.

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India: New Species of Carnivorous Plant Found in Kerala

A new species of Utricularia — carnivorous plants popularly called bladderworts — discovered by chance in the paddy fields of Kottayam has been named after a botanist and teacher who campaigned to save the biodiversity-rich Myristica swamps in rural Thiruvananthapuram.

The slender aquatic plant, which sports a trap for snapping up tiny prey, has been christened Utricularia kamarudeenii in honour of M. Kamarudeen Kunju, a former reader at the Botany Department, University of Kerala, Karyavattom, who passed away in 2019.

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Cardinal Joseph Zen Condemns Vatican Silence on Hong Kong

ROME — The redoubtable former bishop of Hong Kong, Cardinal Joseph Zen, said this week due to the Vatican’s “foolish” appeasement policy toward Communist China, the Holy See cannot be expected to come to the defense of Hong Kong protesters.

“I’m sorry to say that we have nothing to expect from the Vatican,” Cardinal Zen told Crux, a U.S.-based Catholic news outlet. “In these past few years, they have never said anything to reproach China for their persecution.”

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Former MI6 Head: Coronavirus is Man-Made, Released From a Lab

Ex-MI6 chief Sir Richard Dearlove says China could be forced to pay ‘reparations’ to the rest of the world.

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Black Lives Matter Melbourne Tells White People: “No Selfies”

Black Lives Matter Melbourne has issued a list of required behavior from white people attending their protest, which includes no selfies and the demand that, “If a black person tells you to do something, you do it immediately without question.”

Up to 40,000 people are expected to attend the demonstration in Australia, which the potential for riots high given the city’s militant left-wing nature.

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Exclusive: Brothers 4 Life Crime Gang Boss, 37, Is Charged Over a Vicious Brawl With a Notorious Fellow Inmate Inside Australia’s Highest Security Jail

Farhad Qaumi (pictured), 37, and Abuzar Sultani, 31, were in an exercise yard within Australia’s most secure prison — Goulburn Supermax — on May 20 when the older man attacked.

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In Australia, Users Who Leave One-Star Reviews on Businesses Are Increasingly Being Sued for Defamation

Australian telecom company Optus has been ordered by a court to reveal the identity of a user who posted a negative Google review on a dental business.

The dentist from Melbourne, Matthew Kabbabe, claims the review has harmed his business and is, therefore, filing a defamation suit.

The search for the negative reviewer, going by CBsm 23, began by suing Google. The tech giant would only divulge that the user was a customer of Optus.

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Pauline Hanson Slams Queensland Premier for ‘Double Standards’ By Allowing Mass Protests While Pushing Businesses to the Brink With Border Shut-Downs and Strict Rules

Up to 7,000 aboriginal rights activists will demonstrate in Brisbane’s King George Square on Saturday, inspired by recent Black Lives Matter protests in the US.

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Nigeria: Fulani Muslim Militants Murder 9 in Christian Village, Including Women, Children

Fulani Muslim militants on Wednesday invaded the Christian village of Tudu-Doka Avong in Kajuru, Kaduna State, Nigeria, murdering nine people and injuring several others.

Community representative Usman Stingo confirmed the attacked.

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Patrol Officer Set on Fire During Raging Police Brutality Protests in Mexico

As the second week of George Floyd demonstrations in America actually begin to shift toward being mostly peaceful, sporadic violent spin-off protests and clashes have been observed in various parts of the world, as we noted previously.

Arguably the most horrific incident involving an attack on police has come out of Mexico. On Thursday a video went viral on social media which showed police confronting a crowd in the city of Guadalajara.

Amid the mayhem, a man approaches a motorcycle patrol officer from behind while dousing him in gasoline or a flammable liquid, and proceeds to set the officer on fire.

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Pope Francis: Wounds of Mother Earth ‘Bleed in US’

ROME — Pope Francis employed some of his strongest environmental rhetoric to date Friday, insisting the planet earth is “sick,” “wounded,” and “bleeding.”

Writing to the president of Colombia, Ivan Duque Marquez, on the occasion of World Environment Day, the pope said that “protection of the environment and respect for the biodiversity of the planet are issues that affect us all.”

“We cannot pretend to be healthy in a world that is sick,” Francis said. “The wounds inflicted on our mother earth are wounds that also bleed in us.”

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Boris’s Hong Kong Visa Offer ‘Directly Breaks’ Immigration Pledge to British People

Migration Watch UK has criticised Boris Johnson for effectively offering citizenship to three million people in Hong Kong, saying that it “would directly break the government’s 2019 election pledge to reduce overall immigration numbers”.

Tensions between the United Kingdom and China over coronavirus and Huawei have been compounded by the communist state’s actions in Hong Kong in the past year, most recently with China passing a law that effectively institutionalises the oppression of the pro-democracy movement in the former British colony.

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Canadian Green Leader: Trump’s U.S. ‘No Longer Safe’, Canada Must Accept Minorities as Refugees

Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party in the Canadian parliament, has called on Justin Trudeau to accept any ethnic minority person from the United States who comes to Canada claiming asylum because President Trump has made the country unsafe.

“It’s clear that if you’re Muslim, if you’re black, if you’re Latina, if you’re Indigenous, the United States is not a safe country,” alleged May, the Member of Parliament for Saanich—Gulf Islands in British Columbia.

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Greece: 32 Illegal Boat Migrants Land on Lesvos

A rubber dinghy with 32 illegal migrants from Africa on board landed on Palios beach on the northeastern side of Lesvos earlier this week.

It’s the first batch of illegal migrants to arrive on the northern Aegean island in the month of June. Greece’s other islands in the Aegean Sea have not seen any migrant landings since the beginning of last March, the news portal Lesvos Post reports.

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Sweden: Writer Loses Position for Immigration-Critical Tweet

A popular Swedish writer has lost his position at a newspaper in retaliation for a tweet he wrote earlier this week that was critical of his county’s immigration policies.

Mats Skogkär is a popular editorial writer for Sydsvenskan, a daily newspaper that identifies its political orientation as “independent liberal.” On Wednesday, he wrote a tweet on his private account that read: “When you see the Left’s almost sexual arousal over the riots in the United States — the looting, the fires, and the violence — it also becomes easier to understand its quest to create similar conditions through immigration here, through a large, immigrant, ethnic, and segregated underclass.”

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Turkey Caught Escorting Illegal Migrants Into Greek Waters, Again (Video)

The Hellenic Coast Guard recently released video footage which shows Turkish coast guard vessels escorting small boats filled with illegal migrants into Greek waters.

In the two minute video clip, two separate instances of Turkish coast guard ships traveling alongside small dinghies packed with migrants can be seen. Both incidents are said to have occurred just northeast of the Greek island of Lesvos in the past few days.

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CNN: White Children ‘Don’t Deserve Innocence’

Talking head decrees that white children should be indoctrinated to feel guilt about their skin color.

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Does This Mark the Downfall of YouTube?

Will the departure of one of YouTube’s biggest channels change its censorship ways? That’s what many are hoping for after the social media giant stated they would block any video that goes against WHO COVID-19 guidance — even info from medical doctors, specialists and researchers.

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Exposing Sick Roots of “Sex Ed” — Kinsey, CIA & Child Abuse

In this interview with The New American magazine’s Alex Newman, Liberty University Professor Dr. Judith Reisman drops a bombshell: The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was involved in supporting “research” by pervert Alfred Kinsey involving massive amounts of child abuse. This criminal pseudo-science, also sponsored by the Rockefeller foundations, was the pretext needed to begin changing American laws and culture on marriage, rape, family, and more, explains Reisman, who wrote several books on Kinsey and pornography. Kinsey’s research involving rape and sexual abuse of children also served as the foundation for sexualizing young students in public schools with grotesque “sex education” programs that groom children for sexual exploitation and abuse.

[Comment: This “research” was used to fuel the “sex revolution” of the sixties. It was designed to degenerate society, the results of which can be seen today.]

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Leftists Are Angry That LEGO hasn’t Virtue Signalled Hard Enough

Mentally deranged leftists are angry that toy maker LEGO hasn’t acted woke enough after the company clarified that it had only withdrawn advertising for certain products associated with police and not the toys themselves, while others seriously argued that there are too many LEGO police in LEGO City.

Like many other companies, LEGO attempted to glom on to the unrest as a way of virtue signalling. The company asked affiliates to stop all marketing of the LEGO City playsets that included police officers, as well as first responders.

The Toy Book noted that an email from LEGO requested “removal of product listings and features for more than 30 LEGO building sets, Minifigures, and accessories that include representation of police officers, firefighters, criminals, emergency vehicles, and buildings. Sets include the LEGO City Police Station, Fire Station, Police Dog Unit, Patrol Car, Fire Plane, Mobile Command Center, Police Highway Arrest, and many more. Even the LEGO City Donut Shop Opening set — which includes Police Officer “Duke DeTain” and “Crook” Minifigures — roleplay items including a Police Handcuffs & Badge Set, and the adult builder LEGO Creator version of The White House made the removal list.”

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Netflix LGBTQ Strategy Executive Quits After ‘Eyebrow-Raising’ Interview in Which He Boasted That He Ignored the Chief Executive, Took Edibles and Had a Job That Involved ‘Talking About Gay Porn’

The strategy lead for L.G.B.T.Q. content at Netflix has parted ways with the company just a week after he was the subject of an ‘eyebrow raising’ profile piece in The New York Times.

Fran Tirado, 29, took to Twitter on May 21 to announce he had left the streaming service after 10 months and was on the lookout for a new job.

On May 13, The Times published a profile on Tirado titled ‘The Pandemic Work Diary of Netflix’s Queer Champion’. In the article, the strategist claimed he took edibles and skipped a Q&A with the company’s chief executive, while also boasting that his job included ‘talking about gay porn’.

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Shame: White Child Kneels, Holds “Privileged” White Guilt Protest Sign

‘Child abuse?’ Disturbing photo shows young child being taught to feel guilty about her skin color.

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Video Game Firm Switches Profile to LGBT Flag… But Not on Middle East Account!

Bethesda popularly known for games like Skyrim, Oblivion, Fallout

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9 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/5/2020

  1. The intellectualy limited Pope Francis talks likean Environmental Merit Badge applicant in the dying BSA, 120 years after Theodore Roosevelt, A Republican, took real action to preserve nature of future generations.

    This dull joker’s all talk.

  2. My Canada is swirling down the toilet bowl, at an alarming rate.

    The latest is Idiot Justin Turdeau doing the kneeling thing. While being protected by police, of course. I saw this on (of all things) a CBC news clip (of all things – there must be some passive-aggressive people there!), where obviously plainclothes people were all around him. Obviously because of the walkie-talkie wire.

    As I put it now: “It’s no longer our country, they’re just letting us think that it is for a while longer.”

    Depressing.

  3. In our country, television and radio hosts say that Russians are to blame for the whole world. They speak sadly, their eyes reflect the millennial longing of the God-chosen people, they hardly pronounce the Russian letter “R”, and say: “If I am Russian, then I am guilty of the atrocities of Stalin and Ivan the Terrible, I must take the blame for the crimes of tsarism and Soviet power …. ”
    Moreover, the grandchildren of communist functionaries and the grandchildren of those who executed the Russians in the Gulag talk about this.
    They constantly say in prime there on the radio when I stand in traffic on the way home. But for some reason this does not work, but rather annoying.

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