Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/8/2020

A veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis city council has voted to begin dismantling the city’s police department. Meanwhile, the mayor of New York announced dramatic cuts in the city’s police budget, and the city council of Toronto has done the same. Both cities intend to redirect the funds to social services and community projects. Also, rioters chased police officers through the streets of London during the BLM protests over the weekend.

In coronanews, New Zealand is now officially virus-free, and has lifted all COVID restrictions.

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

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Financial Crisis
» S&P Erases 2020 Losses as Stocks Soar
 
USA
» Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Signals Support of Defunding the Police
» As Protesters Flout Coronavirus Lockdowns, Racetrack Calls the Government’s Bluff
» Biden Campaign Claims Biden Believes Police Should Not be Defunded
» Black Cops Killing Whites: Should We Riot?
» California Deputy Killed, 2 Others Shot in Ambush
» Chicago Suffers Deadliest Day in 60 Years With 18 Murders in 24 Hours
» CNN Spreads Deadly Lies About Vitamin D for COVID-19
» De Blasio to Cut NYC Police Funding, Shift it to Social Services
» Democrats Kneel in U.S. Congress in George Floyd Tribute
» DOJ: Man Plotted Attack in Tampa Bay Area on Behalf of ISIS
» Drew Brees’ Wife Apologizes for His Comments on Flag: “We Are the Problem”
» Entertainment Break: AOC Accuses Press Sec. Kayleigh McEnany of Being a Dumb Racist. It Does Not Go Well.
» Facebook Moderators Call on Zuckerberg to Honor “Black Employees and Users” And Censor President Trump
» GoFundMe Removes Candace Owens’ Fundraiser for Alabama Bar
» Hidden Treasure Worth Millions Found in Rocky Mountains After Decade-Long Search
» How Twitter Shadowbans Viral Tweets
» Inconvenient Truths: Gore Proven Spectacularly Wrong on Glacier National Park
» Justice is Coming: ‘as Many as 16-17’ Obamagate Criminal Referrals Headed to DOJ
» Manufacturer That Burned as Minneapolis Protests Turned Violent Plans to Relocate From City
» Mao’s Red Guard Conservatives Jump on the Revolutionary Bandwagon
» Medium Suspends Ashley Rae Groypenberg for Keeping List of Antifa, BLM Supporters
» Minneapolis Rioters Burned One of America’s Most Beloved Independent Bookstores to the Ground
» Sister of Suspected ISIS Terrorist Shot Dead While Trying to Stab Florida Cop
» Soros and the Secret Origins of Black Lives Matter
» US Prosecutors Demand to Question Prince Andrew Over Epstein Ties
» Veto-Proof City Council Majority “Begins Process of Ending Minneapolis Police Department”
» Video Footage Shows Devastation in Minneapolis in Wake of Riots
 
Canada
» Toronto Councillors Move to Slash City Police Budget by $122 Million
» Trudeau Skirts Question on Double Standard Applied to Ticketed Ottawa Restaurant Owner
 
Europe and the EU
» Amazon Accused of Artificially Boosting Its Own Branded Products
» Antifa is Heir to Germany’s Red Army Faction, Daughter of Terrorist Ulrike Meinhof Says
» Belgium: BLM ‘Protesters’ Riot and Loot Stores in Brussels (Video)
» Brexit Britain Embarks on Landmark Japan Trade Deal — Will ‘Go Further’ Than EU-Tokyo Pact
» Controversial Essay at German Chemistry Journal Leads to Suspensions, Mass Resignations
» Czechs Expel Two Russians in Fake Murder Plot
» France: Post-Pandemic Disaster?
» German Court Threatens EU Legal Order, Judge Says
» Germany: Police Use Water Cannons to Disperse BLM Protesters (Video)
» Italy: Football Fans Clash With Police at Anti-Government Protest
» More German Cities Ditch Microsoft, Move to Open-Source Tech
» Norwegian Scientist Claims Coronavirus Was Made in Chinese Lab
» ‘Run Piggy Run’ — British Cops Chased Through Streets at BLM Protest
» Sweden: Family Has Moving Truck Plundered by BLM Activists (Video)
» Swedish Police Chief After Violence: We Didn’t Foresee Black Lives Matter Riot
» The EU is About to Demand Social Media Companies Provide Monthly Reports on Corona “Misinformation”
» UK Imposes Quarantine Regime to Stop Second Wave
» UK: #DefundTheBBC campaign Gains 40,000 Supporters After Biased Coverage of BLM Protests
» UK: BBC’s Environment Reporter Creates Hottest May on Record
» UK: BLM Activists Ritualistically Lynch Trump Effigy in London (Video)
» UK: Black Lives Matter Protests Flaunting Lockdown Laws ‘Undoubtedly Risk’ Spreading Coronavirus, Says Govt
» UK: BLM Marchers Rip Down Historic Statue, Throw it in Harbour
» UK: Farage: ‘Black Lives Matter is a Dangerous, Marxist Organisation Hell-Bent on Anarchy’
» UK: Farage Brands Black Lives Matter ‘New Taliban’ After Statue Torn Down
» UK: Leftists Give BLM Suggestions for Which Statues to Tear Down Next
» UK: Media Reports ‘Peaceful Protests’ As Rioters Attack Police, Desecrate War Memorials, Vandalize Property and Attempt Arson
» UK: Man Charged With Left-Wing Terrorism Offences
» UK: Police Justify Submitting to Mob as Historic Statue is Destroyed (Video)
» UK: Police Officer Who ‘Threw Herself From Her Horse’ Has Collapsed Lung, Broken Collarbone, Shattered Ribs
» UK: Video: Police Removed Protection From Churchill Statue, Allowing it to be Vandalized
» Virologist: Anti-US Racism Rally in Brussels Was ‘Bad Idea’
 
Middle East
» Cyprus Urges EU to Revoke Turkey’s Candidate Status
» Will Turkey Turn Hagia Sophia Into a Mosque in July?
 
Far East
» China Blasts Australians for Their ‘Unfriendly Attitude’: State Media Warns That Chinese Tourism Will be Halted and That Economic Blow Will be the ‘Tip of the Iceberg’
» Satellite Data Indicates Coronavirus May Have Hit China Earlier Than Previously Thought: Harvard Study
 
Australia — Pacific
» George Floyd Protesters Asked About White Woman Killed by Somali Minneapolis Police Officer
» New Zealand Becomes Officially Coronavirus-Free, Lifts All Restrictions
» Pictured: The Four Teenagers Killed Instantly When Their 14-Year-Old Mate ‘Lost Control of a Stolen KIA Sorento and Rolled the Car Into a Traffic Light on a 4am Joyride’
» Popular Pier South of Melbourne is Closed After Enormous Crowds Flocked to the Spot to Fish and Watch Crabs Over the Long Weekend
 
Immigration
» Another 40 Migrants Reach Lesvos
» Germany: Mob Attacks Police While Taking Migrant Into Custody
» Ruminations of a Baby Boomer: Savagely Fragmenting America
» UK: Emily Jones Killer ‘Albanian Sex Worker Who Claimed Asylum’ Says Council Source
 
Culture Wars
» 12 Unpleasant Truths, Part 1
» Britain Changes Course on Puberty Blockers, Now Says “Little is Known” About Side Effects
» Canadian Professor Canned for Opinion That Biological Sex is a Real Thing
» Percentage of Christian Democrats Plummets Since 2008 to Just 52%
 

S&P Erases 2020 Losses as Stocks Soar

The S&P 500 on Monday erased its losses for the year, surpassing its closing level for 2019 as investors bet on a robust economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

The S&P 500 closed up 38.5 points, or 1.2 percent, at 3,232. That was 17 points higher than its close on New Year’s Eve.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 461 points, or 1.7 percent, closing at 27,572. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq advanced as well, adding 110.7 points, or 1.1 percent, to approach 10,000 for the first time. Last week, the technology-heavy index notched a record high, erasing all its pandemic losses.

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

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Signals Support of Defunding the Police

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has announced her support of defunding police departments, a position that has gained ground during recent protests over police brutality.

Her position seems to be more moderate than that of many in the growing chorus of Black Lives Matter activists, however. During a congressional primary debate Friday, Ocasio-Cortez called for a “reduction” in the NYPD budget, rather than a complete disbanding.

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

As Protesters Flout Coronavirus Lockdowns, Racetrack Calls the Government’s Bluff

After months of lockdowns to slow the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus from China, massive crowds have gathered to protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of police. The very same state government that prohibited protests outside an abortion clinic, leading to the arrest of Christians praying outside one deadly establishment, would not act against the massive crowds … and that seems to have given a racetrack in North Carolina a great idea.

Why not host a race and call it a “protest?”

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

Biden Campaign Claims Biden Believes Police Should Not be Defunded

Joe Biden’s campaign said on Monday that the Democratic nominee does not believe in defunding the police, a platform recently touted by the Black Lives Matter movement.

“Biden supports the urgent need for reform — including funding for public schools, summer programs, and mental health and substance abuse treatment… This also means funding community policing programs that improve relationships between officers and residents,” campaign Rapid Response Director Andrew Bates said.

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

Black Cops Killing Whites: Should We Riot?

“If you think the Black Lives Matter movement is just or even primarily about ‘Black Lives,’ then you don’t understand the movement. A new research report, based on detailed interviews with those active in the movement, demonstrates that the organized movement is a vehicle for a radical leftist anti-Capitalist agenda, using ‘Black Lives’ as the hook.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

California Deputy Killed, 2 Others Shot in Ambush

A Northern California sheriff’s deputy was killed and two other officers injured after being ambushed while pursuing a suspect on Saturday.

Sgt. Damon Gutziller, 38, was killed in Ben Lomond near Santa Cruz, according to Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart. A second deputy and a third officer from the California Highway Patrol were also both injured.

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

Chicago Suffers Deadliest Day in 60 Years With 18 Murders in 24 Hours

The city of Chicago notched a grim milestone last weekend, as 18 people were murdered on Sunday, May 31 alone, marking the deadliest day in the city since at least 1961.

The University of Chicago Crime Lab’s numbers do not go back further than 1961, so it’s impossible to say how long it’s been — if ever — since so many people were murdered in the city one 24-hour stretch.

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

CNN Spreads Deadly Lies About Vitamin D for COVID-19

May 31, 2020, I posted an interview with three vitamin D experts in which we discuss the importance of vitamin D for preventing COVID-19 infection. A few days earlier, May 27, CNN published a report1 that could have deadly consequences if believed, claiming taking vitamin D supplements “can hurt a lot.”

The article was written by Sandee LaMotte — a medical producer and writer for CNN and executive producer of video at pharma-biased WebMD. Three other CNN reporters, Emma Reynolds, Shelby Lin Erdman and Rob Picheta, also contributed to the story.

The article quotes Robin May, director of the British Institute of Microbiology and Infection as saying:2 “To date, there is no evidence that very high vitamin D levels are protective against COVID-19 and consequently medical guidance is that people should not be supplementing their vitamin D levels beyond those which are currently recommended by published medical advice.”

CNN Cites Vitamin D Recommendations Known To Be Incorrect

LaMotte cites dosing recommendations from the Institute of Medicine’s National Academies’ Food and Nutrition Board — a nongovernmental organization — which advises a daily dose of just 600 IUs for anyone over the age of 4, and 800 IUs for those over 70. In the U.K., the daily dose is a meager 400 IUs a day.

Nowhere does the article mention that the IOM’s dosage recommendations are based on the levels thought to be adequate only for bone health.3 They do not take into account the amount of vitamin D you need to prevent influenza, heart— or liver— disease, respiratory infections, cancer, or any of the many other diseases that have a clearly documented link to vitamin D deficiency.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

De Blasio to Cut NYC Police Funding, Shift it to Social Services

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to cut funding from the New York Police Department and reallocate the funds to social services.

“We’re committed to seeing a shift of funding to youth services, to social services, that will happen literally in the course of the next three weeks, but I’m not going to go into detail because it is subject to negotiation, and we want to figure out what makes sense,” de Blasio said during a press conference Sunday.

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

Democrats Kneel in U.S. Congress in George Floyd Tribute

Democratic lawmakers knelt in a silent tribute to George Floyd in the U.S. Congress on Monday shortly before revealing a package of police reforms.

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

DOJ: Man Plotted Attack in Tampa Bay Area on Behalf of ISIS

TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa man is facing federal charges after investigators say he plotted a possible attack and tried to give “material support” or resources to ISIS.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), 23-year-old Muhammad Momtaz Al-Azhari was an ISIS supporter who was plotting an attack on behalf of the terrorist organization. Al-Azhari had previously acquired a Glock pistol and a silencer and had “expressed admiration for Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen” and was looking to “carry out a similar mass casualty shooting,” according to DOJ.

According to court documents, Al-Azhari’s criminal record includes previous terrorism charges in Saudi Arabia. He was accused of planning to travel to Syria to participate in jihad and join terrorist groups fighting the Syrian government. He served three years in Saudi Arabia and was removed to the United States in 2018.

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

Drew Brees’ Wife Apologizes for His Comments on Flag: “We Are the Problem”

In the wake of Drew Brees’ second apology for his comments about the American flag and kneeling during the national anthem, his wife, Brittany, issued her own emotional apology, saying, “we are the problem.”

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

Entertainment Break: AOC Accuses Press Sec. Kayleigh McEnany of Being a Dumb Racist. It Does Not Go Well.

Who doesn’t need an entertainment break right now?

On Monday afternoon, Jake Sherman from Politico/MSNBC tweeted that Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany referred to socialist Rep. AOC as “Biden advisor Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez” from the podium at the White House, tagging AOC in the tweet.

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

Facebook Moderators Call on Zuckerberg to Honor “Black Employees and Users” And Censor President Trump

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has shown a metered reaction towards Trump’s recent posts about the protests. While other social media platforms have taken action and censored the President, Facebook’s decision not to isn’t sitting well with some of its employees.

We’ve already discussed the ways employees are expressing anger at management over the decision — and now it appears Facebook moderators are the next to voice their dissatisfaction.

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

GoFundMe Removes Candace Owens’ Fundraiser for Alabama Bar

The crowd-funding platform GoFundMe removed a fundraiser by conservative political activist Candace Owens on Saturday that she had created to help an Alabama bar following the owner’s controversial comments about George Floyd protesters, according to multiple reports.

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

Hidden Treasure Worth Millions Found in Rocky Mountains After Decade-Long Search

A decade-long search for a hidden treasure chest in the Rocky Mountains worth an estimated $2 million is finally over, the man responsible for stashing the treasure announced on Sunday.

New Mexican art dealer Forrest Fenn, 89, hid a 13th-century Romanesque bronze chest filled with gold, jewelry, and gems sometime between 2009 and 2010.

He left a set of nine clues in his memoir The Thrill of the Chase to help searchers track down his stash. It was hidden “somewhere in the mountains north of Santa Fe” either in New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, or Montana.

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

How Twitter Shadowbans Viral Tweets

Pop culture satirical news account Price of Reason (@priceoreason) has documented how Twitter has shadowbanned one of his viral tweet which makes fun of HBO Max’s controversial decision to stop Bugs Bunny’s hunter adversary Elmer Fudd using a gun in its Looney Tunes remake.

The satirical tweet states:

“BREAKING NEWS: HBO Max has decided that Elmer Fudd will no longer be using a gun to try and kill Bugs Bunny. Instead, he will be reading him Alyssa Milano’s Tweets, hoping it has a similar effect.”

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

Inconvenient Truths: Gore Proven Spectacularly Wrong on Glacier National Park

In his 2006 book, An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore asserted there would be no more glaciers in Glacier National Park by 2012.

“Our own Glacier National Park will soon need to be renamed, ‘the park formerly known as Glacier,’“ Gore wrote.

Here in 2020, however, glaciers remain in abundance in the Park. Call this another Al Gore prediction that spectacularly failed.

On page 47 of his book, Gore writes, “I climbed to the top of the bigger glacier in this park with one of my daughters in 1997 and heard from the scientists who accompanied us that within 15 years all of the glaciers throughout the park will likely be gone.”

Yet, Caitlyn Florentine, a research physical scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, told Montana Public Radio earlier this year that 26 named glaciers continue to exist in Glacier National Park, eight years after Gore’s no-glacier deadline.

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

Justice is Coming: ‘as Many as 16-17’ Obamagate Criminal Referrals Headed to DOJ

As America reopens from coronavirus lockdowns and protests and riots engulf American cities, Attorney General William Barr is hard at work on Obamagate. According to award-winning journalist Adam Housley, “as many as 16-17” criminal referrals will be headed to the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding the Obama administration’s spying on the Trump campaign in 2016.

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

Manufacturer That Burned as Minneapolis Protests Turned Violent Plans to Relocate From City

A Minneapolis manufacturing company has decided to leave the city, with the company’s owner saying he can’t trust public officials who allowed his plant to burn during the recent riots. The move will cost the city about 50 jobs.

“They don’t care about my business,” said Kris Wyrobek, president and owner of 7-Sigma Inc., which has operated since 1987 at 2843 26th Av. in south Minneapolis. “They didn’t protect our people. We were all on our own.”

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

Mao’s Red Guard Conservatives Jump on the Revolutionary Bandwagon

Indeed, the China Daily article noted how black leaders in the 1960s and ‘70s were inspired by Mao and created “many Maoist organizations” on American soil. They still exist and are heavily represented in the protests. The brilliant analyst Trevor Loudon has written extensively about them…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Medium Suspends Ashley Rae Groypenberg for Keeping List of Antifa, BLM Supporters

Communism Kills’ Ashley Rae Groypenberg was keeping track of every company, celebrity, and brand that was donating to or financing Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and those associated with the riots taking place across the United States of America.

On June 8th, 2020, Groypenberg tweeted out that her list on Medium was no longer available after the company suspended the account.

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

Minneapolis Rioters Burned One of America’s Most Beloved Independent Bookstores to the Ground

Venerable Minneapolis science fiction and fantasy bookstore Uncle Hugo’s and its sister store in the same building, Uncle Edgar’s, which specialized in mysteries, were both burned to ruins last Friday night by rioters.

The store took its name from two major awards in the genre fields, science fiction’s Hugo awards, and mysteries Edgar’s. Independent bookstores are a threatened American institution, and Uncle Hugo’s was considered a flagship operation. Owner Don Blyly was noted for his ability to adapt to modern bookselling conditions and serve an audience of devoted genre readers. With most independent book shops, the margins are low and often owners are in the business as much for love as for money. For Don Blyly, it doesn’t matter anymore.

The books are burned. His shop is gone.

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

Sister of Suspected ISIS Terrorist Shot Dead While Trying to Stab Florida Cop

The sister of a man accused of planning a mass shooting for ISIS was shot dead moments after lunging at a Florida cop with a huge butcher knife, according to dramatic video released by police.

Footage shows the unidentified officer calmly walking up to Heba Momtaz Al-Azhari, 21, on a bench outside Temple Terrace police HQ Friday after she lured him out by asking for help, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

She appeared to reach into a bag — with the officer suddenly lurching back as she tried to stab him in his body, the footage shows.

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

Soros and the Secret Origins of Black Lives Matter

Robert Barnes reveals the true origins of the radical BLM movement.

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

US Prosecutors Demand to Question Prince Andrew Over Epstein Ties

US prosecutors have submitted a formal request to the British government that Prince Andrew be made available for questioning about his ties to the pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

According to a report from The Sun newspaper, the US Department of Justice filed a “mutual legal assistance” (MLA) request to the UK Home Office to force the disgraced Duke of York to answer questions pertaining Epstein’s sex trafficking network.

The request was supposedly filed sometime last month, and could make Prince Andrew provide testimony under oath.

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

Veto-Proof City Council Majority “Begins Process of Ending Minneapolis Police Department”

A veto-proof nine-member majority of the Minneapolis City Council announced on Sunday their intention to de-fund and dismantle the city’s police department, promising a “police-free future.”

The nine council members, which include the council president and vice president, took the stage at Powderhorn Park to announce their intentions.

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

Video Footage Shows Devastation in Minneapolis in Wake of Riots

Recent video footage shows the devastation left behind by violent protesters and looters in Minneapolis after the city erupted over the death of George Floyd. Damage includes scorched buildings reduced to ashes, boarded up storefronts, and graffiti-covered walls and signs.

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

Toronto Councillors Move to Slash City Police Budget by $122 Million

Two Toronto city councillors plan on putting forward a motion that will cut the budget of the Toronto Police Service by 10% or approximately $122 million.

The motion being put forward by Coun. Josh Matlow and supported by Coun. Kristyn Wong-Tam will see the millions in funding redirected to “community programs,” according to the Toronto Sun.

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

Trudeau Skirts Question on Double Standard Applied to Ticketed Ottawa Restaurant Owner

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau avoided answering a question directly on Monday regarding an Ottawa restaurant owner who was fined for letting people sit on the patio while waiting for their food on Sunday afternoon.

The owner of The Grand Pizzaria claims that Ottawa bylaw officers wrote the business an $880 ticket after spotting customers seated at tables outside.

Only a few days prior, not too far from the restaurant Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was attending an anti-racism rally with thousands of other people in close proximity.

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

Amazon Accused of Artificially Boosting Its Own Branded Products

This game might already be systemically rigged beyond repair: we’ve seen it before with accusations that Google has been on a consistent mission to eradicate competition by giving obvious preference to its own products and services in what is for many users, and businesses, a be-all and end-all: the Google search results.

This has led many — including the EU — to accuse the giant of abusing its dominant position to skew the market in its favor in an unfair way. Google, of course, consistently denied this.

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

Antifa is Heir to Germany’s Red Army Faction, Daughter of Terrorist Ulrike Meinhof Says

by J. Michael Waller

The only real difference between Antifa and the old Baader-Meinhof Gang of West Germany is that Antifa has no prominent leader and its members hide their identities, says German historian Bettina Röhl.

Of all people, she should know. Röhl’s mother was the notorious German terrorist Ulrike Meinhof.

“The militant Antifa only lacks the prominent faces compared to the RAF” or Red Army Faction, which the Baader-Meinhof Gang became, writes Röhl in Zurich’s influential Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

Meinhof, whose activism started as a “peace” activist in opposition to rearming the West German army and building American nuclear weapons, grew more extreme and defended the 1972 terrorist massacre of the Israeli Olympic team in Munich.

Röhl writes about Antifa in Germany, where the movement began. The Center for Security Policy’s Kyle Shideler gives a quick study of Antifa’s German origins in The American Mind.

Antifa is a coward by comparison, in the eyes of Meinhof’s daughter, a strong critic of terrorism. Says Röhl, “Out of cowardice, it practices covering its [members’] faces and keeping their names secret.”…

           — Hat tip: JLH [Return to headlines]
 

Belgium: BLM ‘Protesters’ Riot and Loot Stores in Brussels (Video)

Video footage showing masked Black Lives Matter ‘protesters’ attacking police and looting stores has surfaced and is circulating on social media.

As many as 10,000 demonstrators gathered in at the Place Poelaert in central Brussels on Sunday to protest against what they perceive — rightly or wrongly — to be police brutality and racism against non-Europeans.

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

Brexit Britain Embarks on Landmark Japan Trade Deal — Will ‘Go Further’ Than EU-Tokyo Pact

THE UK will begin talks with Japan on Tuesday with the aim of striking a comprehensive free trade deal that “goes further” than the agreement in place between the EU and Tokyo.

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

Controversial Essay at German Chemistry Journal Leads to Suspensions, Mass Resignations

Facing a storm of criticism on social media, a chemistry journal in Germany has suspended two editors who handled a controversial essay that it said “highlights the bias displayed in our field and many others” to women and minority researchers.

And the 16 members of the journal’s international advisory board — which includes Nobel Laureates — resigned while denouncing the essay.

The article, “Organic synthesis-where now?’ Is thirty years old. A reflection on the current state of affairs,” by Tomas Hudlicky, of Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, had appeared in Angewandte Chemie, the flagship publication of the German Chemical Society. Hudlicky’s argument included several statements that suggested a hostility to efforts on university campuses to promote diversity.

The journal initially removed the essay without a notice, which isn’t best practice for retractions.

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

Czechs Expel Two Russians in Fake Murder Plot

The Czech Republic, on Friday, expelled two Russian diplomats after one of them drafted a fake memo about assassination plans against three Russia-critical Czech mayors, shared it with Czech intelligence, and news of it appeared in Czech magazine Respekt. “The whole case arose as a result of an internal struggle between [Russian embassy] employees”, Czech PM Andrej Babis said. Russia has complained and signalled tit-for-tat Czech expulsions to follow.

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

France: Post-Pandemic Disaster?

The coronavirus pandemic in the northern hemisphere seems starting to subside — perhaps just temporarily.

Many journalists wonder if Italy, one of the eight countries most affected in Western Europe, will leave the EU. Another country of concern is France — not in great shape.

Although France spends a significant amount on its healthcare (8.6% of France’s GDP), the pandemic there has been frighteningly mismanaged. There was a tragic shortage of intensive-care beds: 5,000 for the whole country, compared to Germany’s 28,000. There was also, until the end of April, a near-total lack of masks and protective equipment for hospital doctors and caregivers. Further, there was the great lack of an ability to test for the coronavirus. The situation led the government to decide on one of the strictest general lockdowns in Europe. For eight weeks, the French economy, like others, effectively stopped. The results were devastating.

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

German Court Threatens EU Legal Order, Judge Says

The president of the EU’s second-highest court, the General Court in Luxembourg, Marc van der Woude, has warned Germany’s constitutional court risked destroying the primacy of EU law in Europe. The German court had said, on 5 May, an EU bond-buying scheme might be illegal, but that was “direct interference in the functioning of the European legal order” van der Woude said in a rare public statement, voicing “deep concern”.

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

Germany: Police Use Water Cannons to Disperse BLM Protesters (Video)

German police on Saturday dispersed protesters in Hamburg after approximately 4,000 people violated social distancing measures and showed up at the Black Lives Matter protest outside of the US embassy.

Citing violations of social distancing measures which ban large gatherings to limit the spread of the Chinese coronavirus, police declared the demonstration an illegal assembly. When hundreds of hooded and aggressive protesters refused to follow the orders, police took action and deployed water cannons and pepper spray to disperse the unruly crowd. One officer was reportedly injured during the protest.

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

Italy: Football Fans Clash With Police at Anti-Government Protest

Critics of the Italian government’s response to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic clashed with police in Rome on Saturday. The protesters included Right-wing football fans and activists.

Approximately 2,000 people assembled in Rome’s Circus Maximus on Saturday to protest the government’s policies. Mass protests have become a regular feature of Italian life in recent weeks, but this was the first to be specifically organised by football clubs.

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

More German Cities Ditch Microsoft, Move to Open-Source Tech

Once upon a time, the German city of Munich had a visionary tech idea: switch the city’s public administration from the costly, slow, inefficient, and security-issues riddled Windows — to its perfect antidote: Linux.

Nowadays, when the entire backend of the internet is running on free and open software, deploying Linux anywhere doesn’t seem like a big deal. It makes perfect sense — even as Microsoft itself is moving its ostensibly only truly profitable business, the cloud, onto Linux, at the same time adopting and incorporating Linux/Unix tools to lure in developers or keep them locked in on Windows as a platform that is, otherwise, becoming sadly irrelevant.

But there are still battles to be fought and more importantly, huge amounts of legacy money to be lost on the “front end” of the game of computer usage, especially in various public administrations/organizations all around the world.

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

Norwegian Scientist Claims Coronavirus Was Made in Chinese Lab

A Norwegian scientist has claimed the novel coronavirus that has infected more than 6.7 million people worldwide was manufactured in a Chinese lab.

A new study published by virologist Birger Sørensen and British professor Angus Dalgleish has found that the coronavirus’ spike protein contains sequences that appear to be artificial.

Their research also revealed the virus’ lack of mutation since its discovery, which indicates it was already fully adapted to humans.

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‘Run Piggy Run’ — British Cops Chased Through Streets at BLM Protest

London police squads were chased through the street and pelted with missiles by crowds yelling “run, piggy” at the Black Lives Matter protest on Sunday.

Sky News correspondent Noel Phillips reported that disorder broke out as police officers were attempting to make an arrest, sharing footage of the crowd around them growing restive and throwing missiles.

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Sweden: Family Has Moving Truck Plundered by BLM Activists (Video)

A family’s moving truck was plundered by Black Lives Matter activists in Gothenburg on Saturday. A video clip of the incident has emerged and is circulating on social media.

The family had been moving into their new apartment in the city’s central district when a violent mob of Black Lives Matter activists appeared, saw what they were doing, and then looted and destroyed the family’s belongings, the Gothenburg Post reports.

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Swedish Police Chief After Violence: We Didn’t Foresee Black Lives Matter Riot

Gothenburg police chief Erik Nord has admitted he did not foresee the violence coming at a Black Lives Matter protest that turned into riots, saw at least ten arrests, and 15 to 20 cars set on fire.

The demonstration took place on Sunday afternoon in support of Black Lives Matter protests in the United States following the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd. Thousands attended the rally which eventually devolved into riots and looting as the day progressed.

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The EU is About to Demand Social Media Companies Provide Monthly Reports on Corona “Misinformation”

We’re getting word that Big Tech social media companies Facebook, Google, and Twitter are to provide monthly updates to the EU on how they were battling “misinformation” related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The EU’s latest guidelines about the plan are scheduled to be released this Wednesday. It is being said that the EU’s current steps towards holding Big Tech accountable for misinformation is part of bigger plans to monitor and police the content posted on social media.

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UK Imposes Quarantine Regime to Stop Second Wave

British laws forcing all arrivals from abroad, except from Ireland, to self-quarantine for 14 days or pay €1,120 fines came into effect Monday. “Science is clear that if we limit the risk of new [coronavirus] cases coming … from abroad, we can help stop a devastating second wave,” home secretary Priti Patel said. The UK still has the fourth most cases in the world after the US, Brazil, and Russia.

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UK: #DefundTheBBC campaign Gains 40,000 Supporters After Biased Coverage of BLM Protests

Tens of thousands of people have joined a campaign the defund the UK’s public-funded broadcaster as the backlash grows against the media outlet’s supposedly ‘impartial’ reporting.

Over 40,000 people have joined the Twitter campaign #DefundTheBBC in the past week alone, following intense criticism and ridicule over the broadcaster’s coverage of the Black Lives Matter protests in London.

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UK: BBC’s Environment Reporter Creates Hottest May on Record

AFTER the BBC’s ‘environment analyst’ Roger Harrabin went into hysterics about last month’s sunny weather in his piece ‘Climate change: May was sunniest calendar month on record in the UK’, it is appropriate to point out to him that last month was far from being the hottest on record in England:

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/data/download.html

In fact, there have been 47 hotter Mays since 1659. The hottest was 1833, and the five hottest were all pre-1850.

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UK: BLM Activists Ritualistically Lynch Trump Effigy in London (Video)

A mob of violent, far-left Black Lives Matter activists in London were caught on video viciously and ritualistically lynching an effigy of US President Donald Trump during Saturday’s demonstrations.

When police tried to intervene in the situation, the out of control mob violently resisted, hurling bottles and other projectiles at the authorities. In total, 27 police officers have been injured during the Black Live Matter protests which rocked the UK last week.

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UK: Black Lives Matter Protests Flaunting Lockdown Laws ‘Undoubtedly Risk’ Spreading Coronavirus, Says Govt

Britain’s health secretary has warned that the mass Black Lives Matter protests are “undoubtedly a risk” in spreading coronavirus.

“Gathering in large groups is temporarily against the rules precisely because it increases the risk of the spread of this virus,” Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock said on Sunday.

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UK: BLM Marchers Rip Down Historic Statue, Throw it in Harbour

Black Lives Matter marchers in Bristol tore down a statue of philanthropist and parliamentarian Edward Colston and threw it the harbour over his ties to the slave trade.

Edward Colston, who lived from 1636 to 1721, was something of a British Carnegie in his day, using his fortune to fund almshouses for the poor, hospitals, schools, and other charitable enterprises in Bristol, London, and the wider country. He was celebrated as “the brightest Example of Christian Liberality that this Age has produced both for the extensiveness of his Charities and for the prudent Regulation of them” after his death.

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UK: Farage: ‘Black Lives Matter is a Dangerous, Marxist Organisation Hell-Bent on Anarchy’

Nigel Farage has condemned Black Lives Matter in the United Kingdom as a “dangerous, Marxist organisation” backed by the likes of George Soros and “Hell-bent” on overturning society.

The Brexit Party leader said he was “utterly appalled” by the violence across the United Kingdom over the weekend.

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UK: Farage Brands Black Lives Matter ‘New Taliban’ After Statue Torn Down

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has compared the New Iconoclasm of Black Lives Matter to the Taliban after the far-left group tore down the statue of a local historic figure who owned slaves.

On Sunday, Black Lives Matters activists tore down a statue in Bristol of seventeenth-century parliamentarian and philanthropist Edward Colston over his ties to slavery.

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UK: Leftists Give BLM Suggestions for Which Statues to Tear Down Next

Following an incident in the UK where a statue of Edward Colston was torn down by ‘protesters’ at the weekend, leftists took to Twitter to give rioters more ideas for what to vandalize next.

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UK: Media Reports ‘Peaceful Protests’ As Rioters Attack Police, Desecrate War Memorials, Vandalize Property and Attempt Arson

The British media reported that black lives matter protests were ‘largely peaceful’ this past weekend, despite video after video of ‘protesters’ attacking police, vandalising property, and even attempting to burn flags on war memorials.

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UK: Man Charged With Left-Wing Terrorism Offences

Police have charged a man from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, with left-wing terrorism offences.

Dominic Noble, 32, of Hall Cross Grove, was arrested on June 2nd following what Counter Terrorism Police North East said followed “an intelligence-led investigation in to suspected left-wing terrorism”.

The accused appeared at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with 14 counts under Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

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UK: Police Justify Submitting to Mob as Historic Statue is Destroyed (Video)

Superintendent Andrew Bennett of the Somerset and Avon Police has attempted to justify why he ordered his officers to do nothing to stop an angry mob from destroying a historic statue in the English port city of Bristol yesterday. He told the BBC that he understands why the rioters destroyed the statue.

Violence gripped many British cities for another day on Sunday as riots in sympathy with ongoing demonstrations in the United States in reaction to the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while being taken into police custody two weeks ago, continued unabated. Many injuries of police officers have been reported.

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UK: Police Officer Who ‘Threw Herself From Her Horse’ Has Collapsed Lung, Broken Collarbone, Shattered Ribs

A police officer in London has suffered serious injuries after her horse bolted when black lives matter protesters started throwing bikes and other projectiles toward the animal. Nevertheless, the media and leftists have claimed that the officer ‘knocked herself’ from the horse.

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UK: Video: Police Removed Protection From Churchill Statue, Allowing it to be Vandalized

Video footage out of London shows how the police deliberately removed a group of young men protecting the statue of Winston Churchill, allowing it to be defaced by the mob.

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Virologist: Anti-US Racism Rally in Brussels Was ‘Bad Idea’

Belgian virologist Marc Van Ranst has criticised people who attended a 10,000-strong march in Brussels Sunday in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in the US, saying “it wasn’t a good idea”, even if people wore masks, because they did not maintain social distancing, and because it made it harder to explain to others why social gatherings were still limited to 12 people, he told Belgian daily Le Soir.

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Cyprus Urges EU to Revoke Turkey’s Candidate Status

Turkey’s EU candidate status ought to be revoked due to its gas drilling in Cypriot waters, Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades has said in an interview with Politico. “Either they are compliant with the terms and conditions of any other candidate country, otherwise they could not be either a candidate or accepted,” he said. Another option was to add Turkish names to an EU blacklist against its “aggressive” neighbour, Anastasiades added.

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Will Turkey Turn Hagia Sophia Into a Mosque in July?

On July 2, the Council of State of Turkey is expected to rule on the request to annul the presidential decree that turned Hagia Sophia into a museum in 1934, Law and Order reported.

Turkey wants the revocation of the decision of the Council of Ministers of November 24, 1934, by which Hagia Sophia was turned from a mosque into a museum.

At that date, Hagia Sophia no longer functioned as a mosque by Mustafa Kemal’s decision.

It is recalled that a few days ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered a change in the status of the Hagia Sophia as he allegedly proposed that it be officially designated a mosque, but still allow tourists to visit.

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China Blasts Australians for Their ‘Unfriendly Attitude’: State Media Warns That Chinese Tourism Will be Halted and That Economic Blow Will be the ‘Tip of the Iceberg’

The Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism released a statement on Friday warning citizens not to travel to Australia as there has been an increase in racism towards Asian people.

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Satellite Data Indicates Coronavirus May Have Hit China Earlier Than Previously Thought: Harvard Study

A spike in road traffic outside hospitals in Wuhan last fall suggests coronavirus may have hit China much earlier than originally reported.

A new study from Harvard Medical School led by Dr. John Brownstein analyzed commercial satellite imagery and “observed a dramatic increase in hospital traffic outside five major Wuhan hospitals beginning late summer and early fall 2019.”

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George Floyd Protesters Asked About White Woman Killed by Somali Minneapolis Police Officer

During a protest over the death of George Floyd in Melbourne, protesters were asked about the death of Justine Damond, a white woman killed by a Somali Minneapolis Police Department officer, and not a single one of them cared.

40-year-old Justine Damond, an Australian-American woman, was fatally shot by Mohamed Noor, a Somali-American Minneapolis Police Department officer in July 2017.

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New Zealand Becomes Officially Coronavirus-Free, Lifts All Restrictions

New Zealand has announced a full return to normalcy after the last known coronavirus patient in the country has recovered.

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Pictured: The Four Teenagers Killed Instantly When Their 14-Year-Old Mate ‘Lost Control of a Stolen KIA Sorento and Rolled the Car Into a Traffic Light on a 4am Joyride’

Lucias Baira-Hill, 13, Cayenne Nona, 14, Rayveena Coolwell, 15, and Aaliyah Tappa Brown, 17, died after a crash in Townsville in north Queensland on Sunday morning.

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Popular Pier South of Melbourne is Closed After Enormous Crowds Flocked to the Spot to Fish and Watch Crabs Over the Long Weekend

Hundreds of people were seen flouting social distancing guidance at the narrow pier at Rye on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula as locals gathered to watch a crab spawning on Sunday.

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Another 40 Migrants Reach Lesvos

A boat with 40 migrants arrived on Sunday at Gialotsipia beach in northwestern Lesvos.

According to sources, the passengers are of African and Afghan origin.

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Germany: Mob Attacks Police While Taking Migrant Into Custody

A large mob attacked police officers in Germany on Saturday as they were attempting to bring a migrant suspect into custody. They accused police of being racist and referenced George Floyd. An even larger protest against the arrest was held the following day. Police say they haven’t seen anything like this before.

The incident took place late Saturday night in Kesselbrink, Bielefeld in northwest Germany. Six men were sitting at the terrace of a restaurant that was already closed in an area known for illicit drug-dealing. Two of the six men were already known to police for drug offences. The group was making a lot noise and littering, according to a report by Junge Freiheit.

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Ruminations of a Baby Boomer: Savagely Fragmenting America

Do you think we will survive an added 100 million immigrants? Do you think Black Lives Matter really care about White Lives Mattering? What solutions would you offer to neutralize ‘racism’? What do you see in the future as to our country’s ability to remain successful? How would you change it for the better?

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UK: Emily Jones Killer ‘Albanian Sex Worker Who Claimed Asylum’ Says Council Source

The migrant who killed seven-year-old school girl Emily Jones was reportedly an Albanian ‘Sex Worker’ trafficked to the UK, a Bolton Council source has claimed.

Eltiona Skana, 30 formerly of Turnstone Road, Bolton was charged with the murder and possession of a bladed article — Politicalite is now offering a £2,000 reward for a picture of the monster.

A source connected to Bolton Council told Politicalite: “The woman who murdered Emily Jones was an Albanian, trafficked sex worker who claimed asylum”.

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12 Unpleasant Truths, Part 1

Regarding health care, the matter is really quite simple. People—corporate elites as well as masses—respond to incentives. In a materialist society and for moneyed interests, profit is the strongest incentive. Consumer spending generates profits. Saving does not. Hence the manufacture of incentives to spend (and the means), and penalties visited upon savers: inflation, low interest rates, etc., destroying the value of savings…

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Britain Changes Course on Puberty Blockers, Now Says “Little is Known” About Side Effects

In a reversal that could have significant implications for the future of the transgender movement, Britain’s National Health Service has updated its policy on puberty blockers.

The policy previously said that puberty blockers — the hormone drugs used in an effort to prevent the onset of puberty processes in the bodies of adolescents who would prefer to be the opposite sex — are “fully reversible.” It now reads differently, acknowledging that short-term and long-term effects that the experimental drugs will have on a person’s bones, body, and mental health are unknown.

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Canadian Professor Canned for Opinion That Biological Sex is a Real Thing

As Chris Taylor quoted in the film Platoon, “Hell is the impossibility of reason.” A recent incident at the University of Alberta proves this point (yet again).

Kathleen Lowrey, a professor of anthropology at the school, technically was fired from her position as associate chair of undergraduate programs in the Department of Anthropology for creating an “unsafe” environment for students, The Centre for Free Expression reports.

The reality is more of an eye-roller: Lowrey is known for being open about her non-politically correct opinions on sex and gender, which is known as “gender-critical.” In a nutshell, she doesn’t believe that sex/gender is a “social construct.”

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Percentage of Christian Democrats Plummets Since 2008 to Just 52%

According to a Pew study, the number of Democrat voters who self-identify as Christians has dropped 21% in the last 12 years.

In 2008, 73% of Democrat voters identified themselves as Christians. By 2019, that number had dropped to just 52%. That same period of time has seen the share of Democrat voters who consider themselves religiously unaffiliated climb 20 points, from 18% to 38%.

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37 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/8/2020

  1. Orcs burn several bookstores to the ground in Minneapoli-Dishu.

    Book burning should be a hanging offence, or at least worthy of castration. Undoubtedly certain books are worthy of use as toilet paper in-extremis (the several self-congratulatory autobiographies of a certain Kenyan president come to mind) but joking aside, books are repositories of knowledge which unlike digital storage or ephemeral internet sites cannot be altered or deleted to suit the whims of woke politicians and their ignorant constituents. They must be physically destroyed to delete the truths within, and as such, destruction of books is a crime against future generations and sacrilegious in the extreme.

    • Your suggested penalty is somewhat extreme, 007, but you’re correct; it’s been said many times before, including here and by me, but that great socialist writer, George Orwell’s “1984” was written as a warning, not a manual.

      • Extreme you say? Really!?? Just what the heck is it going to take for you to finally open your damn eyes to the cold, cruel reality of it all?? Dealing with uncivilized savages with civilized means is always, without exception, a sure way to lose your country to the savages. The fact that you are just hoping your way out of this mess means you are a good civilized sheep for the slaughter. I used to have sympathy and empathy for your sort, not any longer, for you refuse to see what is right in front of you and fail to do anything but hope, wish and ignore the problem until it is right on your doorstep. Victory always favors the bold, never the timid, nor squeamish. War is already upon you, unfortunately for you and yours, your lack of imagination and preparing will be your doom.
        You certainly are not the Brit with a stiff spine as were your parents or grandparents and it bloody well shows by your pacifist nature.

  2. As noted by several topics below: Eastern Europe is a complex topic.
    From the Ukrainian site
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    Ukrainian Lives Matter: who did the Poles forget to apologize to?

    The riots in the United States around the murder of a police detained African American George Floyd quietly spilled over into protests in Europe. One of them even took place in Poland – several dozen activists marched around the city, and then lay down with their hands twisted behind their backs, thus expressing their repentance for the oppression of blacks
    Perhaps the Poles thus decided to compensate for the lack of black characters in the fictional universe of The Witcher, which gained worldwide popularity? Who knows … But the very fact that the Poles repented that blacks are lynched in America looks extremely funny, if only because Poland itself has its own rich tradition of oppressing people with a different language and culture.

    https://ukraina.ru/history/20200609/1027931382.html

    • Elena…in America there is no supression of blacks. In forty five years we have created programs for them to give them a hand up in society. They still don’t get it. There are some wonderful black conservative leaders who are called Uncle Tom’s for “acting like white people”. They have been given welfare, section 8 housing and food stamps but they demand more. The problem is that the Democrats destroyed the black family by giving them money for every bastard baby they have. If there were fathers in their families then perhaps they would not have been so dyfunctional. The children find ‘family’ by joining violent gangs. Another problem is that they are only 13% of our population yet they commit 50% of homicides, 65% of violent crimes and 85% of over crimes. It is a fact that any black run city is rife with corruption and crime.
      Black Lives Matter was founded on the lie of Michael Brown who was a thug who bullied convenience stores to get free cigars and he was a violent man. Our cops are not evil people. They have to put up with criminal blacks because they refuse to follow orders, they have guns, knives and they threaten the officers.
      I have absolutely no respect for BLM or George Floyd. He was a criminal who has served five times in prison for his violence. He even broke into a pregnant woman’s house, stole her money and put a loaded guy on the womans belly.
      I have, because of this evil rioting become a race realist and I am disgusted by the majority of criminal blacks. They sometimes are like savages in their killings.
      I know that when Hispanics move into black neighborhoods, they kick the blacks out of their community.
      I am suffering for our country and the world are being destroyed by racist blacks and white liberals. I could say more, but this is already too long for this article.

      • Yes I know. In Russia, by the way, serfdom was abolished around the same time that you had slavery.
        So in my face, for example, the oppressors (famous Nizhny Novgorod merchants) and the oppressed were mixed.
        And nothing, I live somehow. I’m not hitting myself on the head.

        With Floyd we got some kind of circus.
        I think we live in some kind of metaphysical world. Remember how recently the whole world went around a clip with a dancing funeral team? And now let go a little while, almost the same dances are happening with the coffin of Floyd.

        Yes, about the metaphysical world: now the global process of picking old sores has begun. As if we could feel the pain of those who were our ancestors. Or wasn’t – many attribute this pain to themselves.
        This is doubly funny to me – because I believe in reincarnation.

      • You make some good points in your first paragraph, Theresa. Just this morning, on BBC Radio 4, I heard a retired senior London police officer talking about how most youths drawn into gangs and knife crime were raised in an atmosphere of violence and abuse, mainly with absentee fathers; his solution was mentoring, which has been remarkably successful in Glasgow, once the murder capital of Europe, but it does need a sustained effort, without political interference, and great commitment from those who “befriend” the damaged youths in question.

  3. “A veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis city council has voted to begin dismantling the city’s police department.” What is this about? Everyone knows that people need the police. Is anyone able to explain that to me? What are they going to do in Minneapolis about domestic violence, murderers, rapists, well, whatever? Is this to end up with criminals living after their own laws and rich people hiring security services, while the rest can go to hell? I never pretended to comprehend Americans, but this time I really don not understand what they are thinking.

    • Minneapoli-Dishu is peopled by the same fools that are currently turning Sweden into hell on earth. About a decade or so ago, Lutheran Social Services started importing orcs into Minneapolis, mostly of Somali extraction. Those who didn’t like it were told to shut up or leave. Now the city is chock-full of orcs and stupid white liberals, so this kind of thing which sounds like insanity to the average person with a brain, makes perfect sense to the average Minneapoli-Dishu resident.

    • And if people refuse to pay taxes, and therefore the city council members cannot be paid, who will enforce the law that requires payment of taxes? I don’t think they really intend to abolish the police. I think they want to replace the current police force with Antifa or BLM, who will be given the same authority as the police, but will have a different name.

      • That will be top kino! Seattle’s been some great commie hunting, ferinstance.
        But they need a name more …evocative of… the Glorious Revolution of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat.
        Perhaps a suitable leftist name, with the weight of the inevitable conclusion of the historical dialectic?
        They have so many to choose from.
        Committee for Public Safety. SA. SS. STASI. NKVD. CHEKA. SANTEBAL. GESTAPO. SOVNARCON. Direccion de Inteligencia.
        Ministry of Public Security (UB). Ministry of State Security (MSB).
        Red Guards. Einsatzgruppen.
        Just a few off the top of the ash (hole) heap of communist history.
        It’s a rich pageant, and all that.

    • They will redirect a large portion of the police budget towards “community” initiatives. What this means is that the black “leaders” in Minneapolis will receive funding for whatever they can fantasize. It will be a form of reparations.

      Taking this money out of the police budget will result in a huge increase in crime and a decrease in arrests and convictions. Once people realize this, the money will be put back into the police budgets.

      But, due to the ratcheting effect of new government programs, the re-funding of the police will NOT come out of the new Black Reparations payments. Those will continue and will simply be a huge addition to the Minneapolis tax expenditure.

      This is the BLM/Progressive plan. The police will ultimately not change, but the graft . . . oh, the graft! . . .

      • The own Asian an Black communities keep quiet about their own brutal, exploitive Asians enslaving and exploiting their own people but they made so much noise when they willingly let their own Blacks enslaved by their own greed in the White world.

  4. “What solutions would you offer to neutralize ‘racism’?” The complete ban of groups like BLM and Antifa. There’s no other cases of racism in today’s America nowadays.

      • By shouting racist at anyone you disagree with, you make them racist. The 3rd worlders by their actions are hardening our hearts to any perceived problem they have with the white majorities in western white countries. Diversity + Proximity = Conflict, as any bloody history book will show you, yet the left and useful idiots keep parroting the idiotic mantra that diversity is strength, when it is anything but. This ends only one way now. There is no voting our way out of this mess.

        • The Mozambique Drill. Developed specifically for negotiating with African Communist Agrarian Reformers.
          When you absolutely have to be sure.

          • I have practiced the MD since my Marine Corps days, my Father brought me to Africa in his army days and had the foresight to get me trained and made me practice with the SADF. My MC commanders where horrified by my methods, but left me alone because we got results and few cuts and scrapes for casualties and no KIA on our side.

  5. https://mobile.twitter.com/KayBurley/status/1270359315547926529

    Such abject cowardice before the vile mob of barbarian savages! This false pretext of racism put forth by Thug Lives Matter (if it were black lives that mattered there would be protests for David Dorn) is now being used as a pretext for a mass removal of historic statues i.e. British heritage is being deemed too offensive to our conquerors…err I mean guests. Muslims are sounding their support for removing “racist statues of slave traders” while refusing to acknowledge or apologize for their own far larger role in African slave trading, what a surprise!

    And it’s not just the U.K. as the same is happening in Belgium.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/1270336319433199616

    https://summit.news/2020/06/09/belgian-city-removes-statue-of-longest-serving-king-after-it-was-defaced-black-lives-matter-protesters/

    Piers Morgan is demanding Trump ‘take the knee’ to prove he isn’t a racist.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8399121/amp/PIERS-MORGAN-President-Trump-knee-live-TV-Oval-Office.html

  6. A little history lesson: 1919 in Hungary the Communists took over with a coup. They disbanded all armed forces (army, police) and then they formed nice little Death Squads. Then they systematically started to touring the country, murdering anyone who even just wasn’t overly excited about them. When the Leftists in the USA push for abolishing the police, they following that exact recipe. History repeats itself…

    • One little difference here; we are armed to the teeth and the communists are not.

      Most communist sympathizers here are pusillanimous ineffectual older white liberals who escaped from the 60s or younger ineffectual college indoctrinated losers still living in their mommy’s basement and scared of guns or violence unless they are wearing black and part of a large group beating unarmed and unresisting people.

      There has not been violent pushback yet against either group, because the situation is not yet that dire that going to prison for mowing down a gathering of antifa losers with rifle fire is worth it. Sooner or later though, the gloves will come off and when that happens both groups will likely be slaughtered without mercy since neither believes in arming themselves or learning how to use weapons effectively. The older white liberals in particular tend to rely on outsourcing their violence through the courts and the political system which will do little good when they are personally confronted by those who have no qualms getting their own hands dirty to rid the States of communist scum.

  7. The taxi driver, apparently, watched too much news channels from America and Europe.
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    In Bryansk, the Yandex.Taxi driver refused to carry a black passenger – a student from Congo. The taxi driver said that he does not carry people that he does not like.

    The driver on the record says that he takes orders selectively, if “he does not like the [passenger’s] condition, then he will not be lucky.” He then explained the refusal of the trip by the coronavirus, and when asked by the passenger: “Are you racist, right?” – answered: “Of course yes.”

  8. Did England have a Karl Marx Monument?Perhaps you can add it hahah…I think you know waht Marx sayed about Blacks,Jews,Slavs.He hated nearly everyone.
    Also Che was a “Racist” He say Blacks are only interested in Women,Alcohol and Gambling.They didnt nothing for the reolution,they only attacked when it was 100% that they win he sayed.

    https://www.toppletheracists.org/

    • That is an anti-Trump BLM page. The real racists in America are black people and BLM is terrorist group. Furthermore, George Floyd was a career criminal and a dirtbag.

      • Blacks and other nonwhites has been killing and looting from us since time immemorial. They are uncivilized. They did not have to go on a looting and rioting spree just because one of their Black man died in custody. They are trying to profit and spread propaganda to further their sinister Black agenda and not because they care about justice and equality.

      • The world improved by a measurable .0001% when the ‘Boy’ in the Golden Suppository shrugged off his mortal coil; the cop was a POS as well. They deserved one another, really.
        2-4-1, and the leftists are torching their own nests for sauce.
        Any one smarter than, say, a dull-normal chimpanzee (or Maxine Waters) has long ago evacced the urban death traps.
        Top Kek, all around.

    • Marx’s tomb is in Highgate Cemetery, north of central London; pre-Covid, I believe one had to book as part of an organised group to visit it.

      You’re right about Che; and racism and antisemitism were common in the old Soviet Empire.

      • Hmm, an organized group you say?

        If such things ever return it would be ideal to organize a tour of ostensibly communist sympathizers but secretly despisers of that hirsute dull-normal chimpanzee for the purpose of urinating en-masse on his grave.

        It doesn’t bring back any of the hundreds of millions worldwide who were murdered to force the survivors to adhere to the abominable philosophy he espoused, but nevertheless such an action would be quite satisfying as an act of defiance and contempt for a contemptible man.

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