Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/13/2020

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a draconian shutdown of indoor activities, including bars, restaurants, gyms, and hair salons. Meanwhile, San Diego and Los Angeles have decided that public schools will open only online in the fall.

In other news, George Soros’ Open Society Foundations announced an investment of $220 million in actions aimed at achieving racial justice.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, Dean, Reader from Chicago, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Coinbase CEO Defends Selling Analytics Software to Secret Service
» Czech PM Babis Discusses EU Recovery Fund With Angela Merkel
» Sales of Newly Constructed Homes Jump 55% in June, Survey Reports
 
USA
» “Peaceful” BLM Protester Beats St. Louis City Employees With Butt of Rifle in Face at 3 in the Morning
» 64 Shot, 13 Killed in Chicago Over Weekend
» 83% of LA Teachers Vote to Stay Closed in Fall — Will Not Open Schools Unless Charter Schools Are Closed and Police Are Defunded
» Alaskan Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Passenger Screams He Will Kill Everybody if They Won’t Accept Jesus Was Black
» Antifa Activist Wrongly Identifies “3-Point” Gesture as a White Power Poster
» Big Tech and Mainstream Media Team Up to Tackle Election “Misinformation”
» Black Lives Matter Street Graffiti in Front of Trump Tower in NYC Covered With Red Paint (Video)
» BLM Supporters Celebrate Death of Mother Shot Dead for Saying “All Lives Matter”
» CA Gov. Newsom Orders Statewide Re-Closure of Indoor Dining, Limits on Churches, Salons
» California Rejected 100k Mail-in Ballots Because of Mistakes
» CDC: 40% of COVID Cases Are Asymptomatic
» College Democrats, Satanists and Witches Team Up to Shut Down Young Conservatives of Texas Chapter
» Crips Member Terrence Page Who Beat Catholics at St. Louis Prayer Rally is Arrested on Sundry Charges
» Cruz to Introduce Legislation Making Governments That Withhold Police Protection Liable to Private Property Owners
» Elon Musk is Now Worth More Than Warren Buffett
» Florida Gamer Shoots Two Burglars During Early Morning Break-in While Up Playing Video Games
» Ghislaine Maxwell Could be Bailed Because of Coronavirus
» Ghislaine Maxwell Tried to Flee When FBI Raided Her $1m New Hampshire Hideaway and Had a Phone Wrapped in Tin Foil ‘In Misguided Effort to Avoid Detection’
» Idaho Congressman Calls for Removal of Margaret Sanger Bust From National Portrait Gallery
» L.A., San Diego Public Schools Will be Online Only During the Fall
» Lawyer Taking on CPS in California is Murdered
» Maine: Abdikareem Hassan Arrested, Charged in Connection With a Drive-by Shooting Attack on Police Station
» Maxine Waters: Trump and Supporters Ensuring Blacks “Do Not Rise to Any Level of Influence and Power”
» More Than 150 Minneapolis Police Officers File Ptsd Claims for Disability Benefits — 20% of Cops Plan to Leave Police Force
» NBA Store Refuses to Sell ‘Free Hong Kong’ Jersey, But Does Sell ‘Kill Cops’ Shirt
» New Species of Hook-Handed Dinosaur Uncovered in Montana
» NYC Reports Zero Coronavirus Deaths for 1st Time Since Pandemic Began
» Ocasio-Cortez Says Skyrocketing Crime in NYC Caused by Poor People Shoplifting Bread
» Police Arrest Man Who Sucker-Punched Macy’s Employee
» Police: Man Killed Ex-Cop Biker Because He Was White, Ranted About Trump and White People After Arrest
» Seattle Segregates White Employees to Challenge ‘Internalized Racial Superiority’
» Statue of Escaping Slave Defaced With BLM Graffiti
» Tesla CEO Elon Musk Now Personally Worth More Than Combined Value of Ford and GM
» The Wayfair Conspiracy is a Hoax
» Trump Retweets Claim That CDC is Lying About Coronavirus to Hurt Him in Election
» Trump Administration Denies Minneapolis Request for Federal Relief, Says Democrat Leaders Did Nothing to Prevent Destruction
» U.K. Court Documents: Steele Told FBI Clinton Knew He Was Compiling the Dirty Dossier
» USA Today Slammed for Repeating Idiotic Claim That Trump Campaign T-Shirt Has ‘Nazi Symbol’
» Video: BLM Activist Arrested for Extorting Business for Free Food With Bat, Threat of Riot
» Violent Black Lives Matter Mob Viciously Attacks Trump Supporter at Pro-NYPD Rally and Throw Eggs at Police
» Washington Redskins Officially Announce Name Change
» Wave of Violence Overwhelms NYC
 
Canada
» Co-Founder of BLM Vancouver Says That ‘Reliability’ And ‘Loyalty’ Are White Supremacist Concepts
» Saskatchewan INCREASES Funding for Saskatoon Police
 
Europe and the EU
» Estimated 100,000 Slaves Working Across UK, 10,000 in Coronavirus City of Leicester: Reports
» EU Mobility Package Will Divide Europe
» Europe Has Had a Belly Full of Turkey
» Germany: Stuttgart Experiences Violent Night as Several Officers Are Injured During Riots
» German Defense Minister Begins Tour of V4 and Bulgaria
» Hungary Closes Borders to Most Non-EU Citizens
» Poland: Morawiecki on Volhynia Massacre: There Can be No Reconciliation Without Memory and Truth
» Poland: Andrzej Duda Wins Re-Election
» The Consequences of Duda’s Victory in Poland
» UK Police Brag About Arresting 12-Year-Old Boy for Offensive Social Media Posts
» Watch: BLM Activist Calls for Revolution in the UK, Saying: ‘The Police is No Different From the KKK’
» Western Europe to Account for Only Five Percent of World Car Production by 2030
 
Russia
» Russia Completes Human Trial of Coronavirus Vaccine
 
Far East
» Hong Kong Citizens Are Being Arrested for Saying Nothing
» Pope Bergoglio’s Silence on Taiwan and Hong Kong
» TikTok Hires Republican and Democrat Lobbyists as Pressures Mount
 
Immigration
» Arrests at US-Mexico Border Soar by 40 Percent in June After Trump Shut Closed the Border and Suspended Asylum and Immigration Procedures Amid Coronavirus
» Italian Admiral Demands Germany Stop Migrant Transport NGO ‘Slave Ship’
» Jeff Sessions Fights His Mass Amnesty-Supporting RINO Opponent Tuberville in Final Hours of Race
» Trump: “Tiny” Private Border Wall “Only Done to Make Me Look Bad”
» UK: Judges Block Deportation of Foreign Crime Boss Deemed ‘Serious Threat to Public’
 
Culture Wars
» “Mute White People” Instagram Sticker Raises Accusations of Moderation Double Standard
» George Soros Foundation Announces $220 Million Investment in Push for Racial Justice
» Video Antifa Activists Protest Against Anti-Pedophilia March in Dublin
 

Coinbase CEO Defends Selling Analytics Software to Secret Service

Fiat money is a number and an image printed on a piece of blank paper, like your dollars and your euros — whose actual value is in reality shockingly arbitrary, based on little-to-no intrinsic value outside what governments issuing it, and markets depending on and/or colluding with those governments feel like assigning to it, on any given day.

So — ever since the moment the idea of decentralized cryptocurrencies that are not owned or controlled by central banks (and state authorities, as each other’s puppet/masters at various times) started to emerge as perhaps a viable alternative to fiat money — did anybody seriously think these powerful entities — governments, central banks — would not eventually try to do “something” about all this “nonsense”?

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

Czech PM Babis Discusses EU Recovery Fund With Angela Merkel

On Friday morning, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis spoke briefly with German Chancellor Angela Merkel about the development of the coronavirus epidemic, the multi-annual European budget, and the recovery fund. He reiterated that the criterion of unemployment from 2015 to 2019 for the distribution of money from the fund is not fair. However, he does not want to obstruct the agreement, he wrote on Twitter.

“The Chancellor is determined to approve the package soon. Okay, but I told her it had to be fair to us. Therefore, I have mentioned several times that the criterion of unemployment for the last five years for the distribution of funds is not fair to us,” wrote Babis.

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

Sales of Newly Constructed Homes Jump 55% in June, Survey Reports

U.S. sales of newly constructed homes have increased 50% annually in the month of June, a housing research and consulting service confirmed recently.

According to a monthly survey conducted by John Burns Real Estate Consulting, the spike in construction was the largest gain since homebuilding began again after the housing collapse 10 years ago. June also marked the highest pace of sales growth since the peak of the housing boom in 2005.

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

“Peaceful” BLM Protester Beats St. Louis City Employees With Butt of Rifle in Face at 3 in the Morning

Another peaceful protest.

A St. Louis protester Daundre Fitzpatrick beat two city employees in the face with the butt of a rifle during a BLM protest at 3 in the morning.

The city employees were towing cars near St. Louis City Hall when the peaceful protesters jumped them and beat them in the face with a rifle.

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

64 Shot, 13 Killed in Chicago Over Weekend

Sixty-four people were shot, 13 fatally, across the city of Chicago over the weekend.

Although the numbers marked a slight decline from the gun violence that occurred over the Fourth of July weekend, the shootings that overtook the city this weekend doubled compared to the same period last year when nine people were killed and 32 were wounded.

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

83% of LA Teachers Vote to Stay Closed in Fall — Will Not Open Schools Unless Charter Schools Are Closed and Police Are Defunded

The Los Angeles Teachers Union says its schools can’t open in the fall unless charter schools are closed and the police are defunded.

These are the Marxist loons teaching your kids.

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

Alaskan Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Passenger Screams He Will Kill Everybody if They Won’t Accept Jesus Was Black

Only in 2020.

A deranged white man traveling from Alaska to Chicago threatened to kill passengers if they would not accept Jesus was a black man.

The Alaskan Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Seattle.

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

Antifa Activist Wrongly Identifies “3-Point” Gesture as a White Power Poster

Morgan McKniff, an Antifa activist and self-proclaimed citizen journalist from Portland, incorrectly identified an image of a hand posed in an “okay” gesture as being a white supremacist and Ku Klux Klan sign posted in the window of a federal courthouse. The sign was actually a Portland Trailblazers poster.

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

Big Tech and Mainstream Media Team Up to Tackle Election “Misinformation”

Trusted News Initiative, a foundation committed to combating fake news is establishing a collaborative early warning system of fake news alerts. The idea is to fight the spread of misinformation ahead of the November presidential elections.

TNI is a collaboration of major news networks and big tech companies created in 2019 to address the global issue of misinformation. TNI partners in the tech world include Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Microsoft. News networks supporting the initiative include The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Reuters, CBC, AFP, the European Broadcasting Union, The Financial Times, and The Hindu.

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

Black Lives Matter Street Graffiti in Front of Trump Tower in NYC Covered With Red Paint (Video)

Call the police!

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray joined activists last Thursday to paint Black Lives Matter on the street in front of Trump Tower.

De Blasio does this as violence soars in his city and businesses are still locked down.

The ‘street mural’ was vandalized with red paint on Monday.

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

BLM Supporters Celebrate Death of Mother Shot Dead for Saying “All Lives Matter”

BLM supporters flooded a Facebook page belonging to Jessica Doty Whitaker, the young mother who was shot dead for saying “all lives matter,” to celebrate her death.

Yes, really.

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

CA Gov. Newsom Orders Statewide Re-Closure of Indoor Dining, Limits on Churches, Salons

California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the re-closure of indoor dining, bars, family entertainment, zoos, and museums on Monday, as 30 other counties also closed gyms, churches, hair salons, malls, and other businesses.

The closures target highly-populated areas, where 80% of California residents live.

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

California Rejected 100k Mail-in Ballots Because of Mistakes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 100,000 mail-in ballots were rejected by California election officials during the March presidential primary, according to data obtained by The Associated Press that highlights a glaring gap in the state’s effort to ensure every vote is counted.

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

CDC: 40% of COVID Cases Are Asymptomatic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidelines for health officials and mathematical modelers that now estimate roughly 40% of all people infected with COVID-19 are asymptomatic.

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

College Democrats, Satanists and Witches Team Up to Shut Down Young Conservatives of Texas Chapter

The University of North Texas College Democrats are allying with satanists and witches to try and shut down the school’s Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) chapter.

The UNT College Democrats teamed up with the GLAAD Alliance and MUEVE, a liberal “latinx” org, on a petition to remove the conservative organization from campus. The anti-free speech crusade, which has already gathered over 2,500 signatures, lead to the chapter’s chairman Kelly Neidert receiving a wide array of hate messages and threats.

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

Crips Member Terrence Page Who Beat Catholics at St. Louis Prayer Rally is Arrested on Sundry Charges

Two weeks ago The Gateway Pundit organized a prayer rally at the Statue of St. Louis on Art Hill in Forest Park from noon.

In response to our planned prayer rally violent leftists and Black Lives Matter organized a counter rally from 11 AM to 2 PM. The organizers of this c”counter rally” smeared the Catholic Prayer rally as a white nationalist event. They claimed out prayer rally and rosary was linked to Charlottesville far right activists. The St. Louis city treasurer Tishaura Jones called the planned prayer rally a KKK event.

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

Cruz to Introduce Legislation Making Governments That Withhold Police Protection Liable to Private Property Owners

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Monday said he was introducing legislation that would make local governments liable to private property owners if officials withhold police protection.

Cruz’s announcement comes just a day after the Trump administration reportedly denied a $500 million federal aid request submitted by Minnesota officials to address the damage incurred from rioting in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

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

Elon Musk is Now Worth More Than Warren Buffett

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Friday surpassed fellow business tycoon and philanthropist Warren Buffet, making him the seventh-richest person in the world, according to Bloomberg’s calculations.

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

Florida Gamer Shoots Two Burglars During Early Morning Break-in While Up Playing Video Games

A Tampa Bay homeowner and gamer was interrupted by three masked and armed men as he played video games, resulting in the anonymous homeowner shooting two of the men dead and wounding another who is now under arrest and facing charges.

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

Ghislaine Maxwell Could be Bailed Because of Coronavirus

Ghislaine Maxwell could be bailed because of coronavirus according to a former federal prosecutor, leaving open the risk that the alleged sex trafficker could try to flee.

At least 55 inmates have staff have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Metropolitan Detention Centre in Brooklyn where the girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein is currently being held.

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

Ghislaine Maxwell Tried to Flee When FBI Raided Her $1m New Hampshire Hideaway and Had a Phone Wrapped in Tin Foil ‘In Misguided Effort to Avoid Detection’

Ghislaine Maxwell refused to open the front door to the FBI when they raided her $1million home and fled to another room in the house, prosecutors claimed today.

The alleged chief recruiter for Jeffrey Epstein fled to another room and was seen ‘quickly shutting a door behind her’.

The FBI smashed down the door and discovered a mobile phone wrapped in tin foil which prosecutors called a ‘seemingly misguided effort to evade detection’ by law enforcement.

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

Idaho Congressman Calls for Removal of Margaret Sanger Bust From National Portrait Gallery

Republican Idaho Rep. Russ Fulcher has written a letter to the secretary of the Smithsonian urging the removal of a bust honoring Margaret Sanger.

Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, has long been criticized for her eugenicist and racist beliefs. She pushed for the abortion of unborn children “when either mother or father suffers from such diseases as tuberculosis, gonorrhea, syphilis, cancer, epilepsy, insanity, drunkenness, and mental disorders,” as well as the abortion of unborn children who are physically or mentally disabled.

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

L.A., San Diego Public Schools Will be Online Only During the Fall

Public schools in Los Angeles and San Diego will not allow students to return to campus this fall and will instead offer online instruction only due to the ongoing concerns of the coronavirus pandemic, the districts said in a joint statement Monday.

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

Lawyer Taking on CPS in California is Murdered

Marc Angelucci, the lawyer who was suing the California Department of Social Services and others for alleged abuse of the Child Protective Services (CPS) system against a parent, has been murdered. NATIONAL FILE spoke to insiders who knew Angelucci, and suspicions are extremely high that Angelucci’s work on the CPS case may have contributed to his killing. Angelucci had also agreed to represent a family court whistleblower on a potential future appeal. Angelucci was also the vice president and served on the board of the National Coalition for Men, a pro-male anti-discrimination advocacy group.

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

Maine: Abdikareem Hassan Arrested, Charged in Connection With a Drive-by Shooting Attack on Police Station

32-year-old Abdikareem Hassan of Portland, Maine was arrested and charged in connection with a drive-by shooting attack on a police station on July 5th.

Hassan was arrested on the night of the shooting and according to the criminal complaint, he was being uncooperative and assaulted a police officer and an FBI special agent.

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

Maxine Waters: Trump and Supporters Ensuring Blacks “Do Not Rise to Any Level of Influence and Power”

Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters declared Sunday that President Trump and his supporters are universally racist and believe that it is their duty to impede the progress of black people.

Appearing on MSNBC’s AM Joy, Waters pointed to the commuting of Roger Stone’s sentence by Trump, and declared that there is a “need for Trump and those who support him to want to, you know, have absolute power.”

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

More Than 150 Minneapolis Police Officers File Ptsd Claims for Disability Benefits — 20% of Cops Plan to Leave Police Force

More than 150 Minneapolis police officers filed claims this month claiming PTSD after the street attacks last month following the death of George Floyd.

The Minneapolis officers feared they would be beaten to death by the violent leftist mobs that looted, vandalized and burned over 1,500 buildings in the city and hundreds of businesses.

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

NBA Store Refuses to Sell ‘Free Hong Kong’ Jersey, But Does Sell ‘Kill Cops’ Shirt

The NBA store is refusing to sell jerseys emblazoned with the words ‘Free Hong Kong’, but is perfectly happy to sell ‘Kill Cops’ shirts.

“I’m on the phone with the NBA store right now,” tweeted David Hookstead. “Sales rep says I can’t buy a FreeHongKong jersey, but I can buy a KillCops jersey if I want one.”

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

New Species of Hook-Handed Dinosaur Uncovered in Montana

A new species of alvarezsaurid dinosaur that lived approximately 66 million years ago (Cretaceous period) has been unearthed in the Hell Creek Formation of Montana, the United States.

Dubbed Trierarchuncus prairiensis, the newly-discovered dinosaur is a member of Alvarezsauridae, a group of unusual insect-eating dinosaurs.

Alvarezsaurids were typically small (between 1 and 3 m, or 3.3 and 9.8 feet, long) and had exceptionally short arms with a huge hypertrophied claw at the end, very long legs, a long snout filled with tiny teeth, and a body covered in sleek primitive feathers.

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

NYC Reports Zero Coronavirus Deaths for 1st Time Since Pandemic Began

New York City on Sunday reported zero new coronavirus deaths for the first time since the pandemic hit in mid-March — a surprising development as new cases surge in other parts of the nation.

Once the epicenter of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, New York City revealed that not a single person died from the virus on Saturday, according to preliminary data from the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

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

Ocasio-Cortez Says Skyrocketing Crime in NYC Caused by Poor People Shoplifting Bread

We finally know why crime is soaring in New York City.

No, it’s not because city leaders have derided the New York Police Department for months, prompting hundreds of early retirements. And it’s not the fact that top officials are talking about slashing the budget for police.

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

Police Arrest Man Who Sucker-Punched Macy’s Employee

Michigan police have arrested the man who sucker-punched a Macy’s employee on June 15.

Damire Palmer, 18, was taken into custody last Thursday by officers in Flint. He is facing charges of felony assault and misdemeanor retail fraud.

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

Police: Man Killed Ex-Cop Biker Because He Was White, Ranted About Trump and White People After Arrest

A former police officer was killed in a racially motived attack white by a Hispanic driver as he drove his motorcycle down a highway.

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

Seattle Segregates White Employees to Challenge ‘Internalized Racial Superiority’

The City of Seattle is hosting racially segregated training sessions for white employees only in order to challenge “Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness”, where diversity trainers urge them self-implicate themselves in racist incidents and abandon “intellectualization” and “individualism” in order to remove their own internalized racism.

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

Statue of Escaping Slave Defaced With BLM Graffiti

A statue honoring Lucy Higgs Nichols, an escaped slave-turned-Union Army nurse during the Civil War, was defaced with Black Lives Matter graffiti just outside Second Baptist Church in New Albany, Indiana.

The 170-year-old church, which sits just across the Ohio River from Louisville, was once an active part of the Underground Railroad, a network of safe havens for black slaves escaping to freedom in the north. According to Pastor LeRoy Marshall, his predominantly black congregation has been frustrated and angry about the incident.

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

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Now Personally Worth More Than Combined Value of Ford and GM

After an incredible run in the stock value of electric car maker Tesla, its CEO, Elon Musk, now boasts a personal net worth that is greater than the total market value of Ford Motor Company and General Motors combined.

As of Monday afternoon, Ford’s market value is $24.48 billion and GM’s is $35.81 billion, for a combined total value of $60.3 billion. Musk’s net worth is now more than $70 billion.

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

The Wayfair Conspiracy is a Hoax

Alex Jones explains how the Wayfair scandal is a mockingbird distraction from what’s really happening.

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

Trump Retweets Claim That CDC is Lying About Coronavirus to Hurt Him in Election

President Trump on Monday retweeted a claim from game show host Chuck Woolery that claimed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is lying about the coronavirus to damage his reelection chances.

Woolery used to host “Wheel of Fortune” and “Love Connection,” among others. Trump retweeted two other tweets from the game show host on Monday morning.

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

Trump Administration Denies Minneapolis Request for Federal Relief, Says Democrat Leaders Did Nothing to Prevent Destruction

The Trump administration has denied the $500 million federal aid request submitted by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey.

At the beginning of July, the two high-profile Democrat politicians asked the federal government for financial assistance to repair the immense damage that had been inflicted on the city after the rioting that followed the death of George Floyd.

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

U.K. Court Documents: Steele Told FBI Clinton Knew He Was Compiling the Dirty Dossier

U.K. Court documents released on Wednesday reveal that as early as July 5, 2016, the FBI was aware that former MI6 agent Christopher Steele had acknowledged that then-presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton personally knew that he was commissioned to compile the now thoroughly discredited Trump-Russia dossier.

Notes taken by the FBI indicate that Steele was told that Clinton herself was aware that he was commissioned to create the Trump-Russia dossier which alleges collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 election, amongst various other wild allegations.

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

USA Today Slammed for Repeating Idiotic Claim That Trump Campaign T-Shirt Has ‘Nazi Symbol’

USA Today was ritually torn apart on Twitter this past weekend after it ‘fact checked’ as “true” claims that an official Trump 2020 t-shirt features a ‘Nazi symbol’.

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

Video: BLM Activist Arrested for Extorting Business for Free Food With Bat, Threat of Riot

A Black Lives Matter activist is facing felony extortion charges after police say he threatened business owners into giving him and his friends free products.

Devonere Johnson, 28, allegedly threatened two businesses in Madison, Wisconsin, during the massive protests that often led to rioting following the dead of George Floyd in police custody, on June 22.

Johnson and two friends, Gregg James Jr., 23, and William Shanley, 25, allegedly demanded free food and services from a tavern, according to Law Enforcement Today.

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

Violent Black Lives Matter Mob Viciously Attacks Trump Supporter at Pro-NYPD Rally and Throw Eggs at Police

A violent Black Lives Matter mob viciously attacked Trump supporters who attended a pro-NYPD rally in Brooklyn on Sunday.

Dozens of the militant leftists were arrested on the second day of clashes between the two groups.

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

Washington Redskins Officially Announce Name Change

The National Football League’s Washington Redskins officially announced Monday that they will change the team’s 87-year-old name that activists have claimed is offensive to Native Americans.

The famous logo, showing an American Indian chief, was designed in 1971 by a Native American.

[Comment: Maybe they could be renamed the Washington Leeches. A new species of leech was discovered near Washington, D.C. last year.]

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

Wave of Violence Overwhelms NYC

Shootings in New York City continue to climb. Fifteen people were shot in 15 hours over this past weekend, from Rockaway to the Bronx. A baby was among four people shot at a cookout in Brooklyn on Sunday night; he died from his wounds. The last month has seen a striking rise in shootings and homicides. Over the year to date, murders are up 27 percent over the first half of 2019; over the last four weeks, more than 300 people have been shot in New York City, up from 100 during the same period last year.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Co-Founder of BLM Vancouver Says That ‘Reliability’ And ‘Loyalty’ Are White Supremacist Concepts

A Vancouver-based leader of Black Lives Matter has taken to Twitter in an attempt to expose the concepts of “reliability” and “loyalty” as part of “capitalist white supremacy” that must be resisted and rejected.

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

Saskatchewan INCREASES Funding for Saskatoon Police

Saskatchewan is bucking the “defund the police” trend by increasing the amount of funding for the Saskatoon police. The increase to Saskatoon is $70,000 for 2020-2021 according to CTV News. The total funding is now $5.88 million.

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Estimated 100,000 Slaves Working Across UK, 10,000 in Coronavirus City of Leicester: Reports

A report by the think tank the Centre for Social Justice and the anti-slavery charity Justice and Care says that nearly 100,000 slaves are working across Britain, around ten times more than 2017 government estimates.

The report, It Still Happens Here published on Sunday, used artificial intelligence to analyse the crime and intelligence reports across six towns and cities in the West Midlands to estimate some 4,197 victims of slavery in one year. Extrapolated for the entire United Kingdom, the think tank came to the figure of 99,469, which does not count the victims who have not appeared in police databases. The government had estimated in 2017 that around 10,000 to 13,000 slaves were operating in the UK.

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

EU Mobility Package Will Divide Europe

The European Parliament (EP) has rejected amendments to the so-called EU mobility package.

The amendments were prepared primarily by MEPs from Law and Justice (PiS) and the Civic Platform (PO).

This means that the regulations which are considered harmful by Poland and several other Central European countries will come into effect in 2020 and 2021.

The secretary general of the Lithuanian transporter association called the EU mobility package, which was just passed in the European Parliament (EP), “the new Ribbentrop-Molotov pact” which will divide Europe.

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Europe Has Had a Belly Full of Turkey

EU Foreign Affairs Ministers on Monday agreed to impose sanctions against Turkey if it continues its provocations against Greece and Cyprus among other things.

The request to consider measures against Turkey was made by Greece’s Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias and follows the wholesale condemnation of Turkey by the European Parliament on July 11 when Turkey approved for Hagia Sophia to be converted into a mosque.

Regarding the EU Foreign Affairs Ministerial meeting, Dendias said that “at the request of Greece, a broad consensus was reached to proceed with a list of further measures if Turkey continues its delinquent attitude.”

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Germany: Stuttgart Experiences Violent Night as Several Officers Are Injured During Riots

Stuttgart experienced another wave of riots on Friday night involving police clashes with rioters. During the incidents, more than 200 police officers were deployed to the city center, several of whom were injured. Eleven people were arrested. One of the reasons for the attack on police was prompted by them controlling a drunk 16-year-old boy.

Although Friday night in Stuttgart started as relatively quiet at first, a police check on a 16-year-old boy under the influence of alcohol, who attacked and slightly injured police officers, escalated in Eckensee before midnight, reported Die Welt.

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German Defense Minister Begins Tour of V4 and Bulgaria

German Defense Minister and leader of the ruling coalition’s leading Christian Democratic Party (CDU), Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has begun a tour of the Visegrad countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) as well as Bulgaria just days ahead of the European Union’s first face-to-face summit scheduled for July 17-18, conservative daily Magyar Nemzet reports.

According to diplomatic sources quoted by the paper, the goal of the visit is to improve Germany’s relationships with the Visegrad Group as well those with Hungary, with the latter marred by a series of differences between Budapest and Berlin. The same sources also said that the main agenda of the visit to Budapest will include the relationship between the CDU and Hungary’s ruling conservative Fidesz party as well as the larger issue of Fidesz’s suspended membership in the European People’s Party (EPP).

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Hungary Closes Borders to Most Non-EU Citizens

In an effort to keep coronavirus cases in the low numbers in Hungary, the government has decided to ban the entry of most non-EU citizens, cabinet minister Gergely Gulyas announced on Sunday. The restrictions take effect on Wednesday.

“If we manage to keep the virus outside the borders, we have a chance to avoid the re-introduction of restrictive measures that affect our lives,” Gulyas said at a press conference.

This means that the world’s countries will be divided into three groups: green for those with which travel will remain free, yellow for those where travel will be subject to a negative coronavirus test and red for the countries whose citizens are not allowed to enter the country.

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Poland: Morawiecki on Volhynia Massacre: There Can be No Reconciliation Without Memory and Truth

PM Mateusz Morawiecki posted a touching entry on his social media account in remembrance of the Volhynia Massacre in which thousands of innocent Poles were murdered:

“The symbol of the crimes of OUN-UPA (Ukrainian Insurgent Army) against Poles is the flax flower, which blossomed in Volhynia during that time. The flax blossoms for only a few hours — just how in merely a few hours 99 villages were erased. There are no words, which could describe the cruelty of this crime. There can be no reconciliation without memory and truth.”

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Poland: Andrzej Duda Wins Re-Election

According to results provided by the National Electoral Commission (PKW) on Monday morning, from 99.97 percent of voting centers, President Andrzej Duda won the election with 51.21 percent of the vote.

His opponent, Rafal Trzaskowski received 48.79 percent. The difference in the votes between the candidates is approximately 500,000. Duda received more than 10.4 million votes and Trzaskowski more than 9.9 million.

The turnout was a record high for Poland at 68.7 percent.

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The Consequences of Duda’s Victory in Poland

by Matt Snape

One of the most heated elections in Europe so far has ended in Poland, with the country’s National Electoral Commission declaring the incumbent President, Andrzej Duda, as the winner having achieved a vote share of 51.2 percent. It is Poland’s tightest presidential race since the end of communism in 1989.

The turnout for the election was 68.2 percent.

Trzaskowski Failed to Broaden His Appeal

The Civic Coalition’s (KO) candidate, Rafal Trzaskowski, failed to muster all the support from the other candidates such as Szymon Holownia, who came third in the first round of the presidential election thanks to his campaign for ‘modern solidarity.’ This made it more difficult for Trzaskowski to topple his conservative opponent.

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UK Police Brag About Arresting 12-Year-Old Boy for Offensive Social Media Posts

UK police bragged about arresting a 12-year-old boy for offensive social media posts sent to a multi-millionaire Premier League footballer.

The child was arrested after he sent racist messages to Wilfried Zaha telling the Crystal Palace star “you better not score tomorrow you black c***,” along with images of the Ku Klux Klan.

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Watch: BLM Activist Calls for Revolution in the UK, Saying: ‘The Police is No Different From the KKK’

At a Black Lives Matter protest in London, an activist called for a revolution in the UK, demanding the establishment of a “Black Militia” to stand up to racism, which she claims “thrives on capitalism”.

On Sunday, hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters marched from Marble Arch in Hyde Park to Parliament Square outside the Houses of Parliament in London.

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Western Europe to Account for Only Five Percent of World Car Production by 2030

In 2030, Western Europe will account for only five percent of world car production, last year it was 15 percent. European manufacturers, including those from the Czech Republic, will be coping with the effects of the global pandemic.

At the same time, they will have to comply with increasingly strict emission limits, which will lead to more expensive cars. This follows from the KPMG Global Automotive Executive Survey attended by more than 1,100 executive managers from 30 countries, including the Czech Republic.

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Russia Completes Human Trial of Coronavirus Vaccine

Russia’s Sechenov University has — in what it claims to be a world first — successfully completed human trials of a coronavirus vaccine, Russia’s Sputnik news agency reported on Sunday.

“Sechenov University has successfully completed tests on volunteers of the world’s first vaccine against coronavirus,” said Vadim Tarasov, director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Biotechnology. He added that the first group of volunteers will be released on July 15 and the second group on July 20.

The vaccine was developed by the Gamaleya epidemiology research center in Moscow. The testing of the vaccine was jointly conducted by military and civilian institutions. The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Friday that the first human trials indicated that the vaccine has successfully led to immunity.

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Hong Kong Citizens Are Being Arrested for Saying Nothing

Life has been rapidly changing in Hong Kong over these last few weeks as a consequence of the enactment of China’s new security law.

Critics say that although its stated goal is to shore up the country’s national security by preventing secession, subversion, terrorism, and collusion with foreign forces, the real reason Beijing has reached for this legal solution is to tighten the screws on Hong Kong, that had been rocked by many months of pro-democracy protests over the past year and a half.

The way in which the authorities are already implementing the law suggests that it does actually aim to step up control of speech and political and other opposition activity in the territory.

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Pope Bergoglio’s Silence on Taiwan and Hong Kong

(To Antonio Vecchio)

The recent unrest in Hong Kong (as we write about 300 arrested protesters including several minors) are the latest act of an entirely internal conflict in the Chinese empire, driven by Beijing’s need to consolidate its internal power and stem dissent.

In the past, the fear of losing the democratic guarantees it still (partially) enjoys contributed to bringing the demonstrators of the former British colony to the city squares.

For this reason, the thousands of protesters who, armed with umbrellas — (hence the name of the protest movement) — mobilized the city for 2014 days in 79.

What causes the uprising now underway is the approval by the Beijing People’s Congress of a motion on “China’s national security”, aimed at fighting “Acts of subversion, secession, betrayal and interference from foreign powers”, which opens up the possibility of setting up special “security agencies” in the former colony to counter threats to the internal order….

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TikTok Hires Republican and Democrat Lobbyists as Pressures Mount

TikTok has employed operatives from both major US political parties to lobby the US government on its behalf as it faces increasing scrutiny in the West for its ties to the Chinese government.

The Republican-affiliated hires include Derrick Dockery, who served as a press assistant to the former speaker of the House Paul Ryan. TikTok also hired Freddy Barnes, who served as a staff member for Kevin McCarthy, a Republican Rep. from California.

The LinkedIn pages of both Dockery and Barnes show that TikTok hired them last month.

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Arrests at US-Mexico Border Soar by 40 Percent in June After Trump Shut Closed the Border and Suspended Asylum and Immigration Procedures Amid Coronavirus

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced a 40 percent spike in arrests of undocumented immigrants in June — two months after Donald Trump postponed regular immigration proceedings and ordered the quick removal of migrants due to the coronavirus pandemic.

CBP data released Friday showed that 32,512 migrants were arrested in June compared to 23,142 in May and 16,969 in April.

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Italian Admiral Demands Germany Stop Migrant Transport NGO ‘Slave Ship’

Italian admiral Nicola De Felice has asked the German government shut down operations of the German-based migrant transport NGO Sea-Watch.

The open letter, which refers to the NGO’s vessel Sea-Watch 3 as a “slave ship”, asks for intervention from the German state as the ship flies the German flag.

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Jeff Sessions Fights His Mass Amnesty-Supporting RINO Opponent Tuberville in Final Hours of Race

More revelations circulate regarding former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville’s pro-mass amnesty policies in the final hours of the Republican Senate runoff between celebrated America First longtime senator Jeff Sessions and Tuberville the establishment quisling. Tuberville’s consultant even praised Chuck Schumer’s immigration policy, while Tuberville made it clear that he wants to give jobs to border-jumpers, not Americans. The runoff will be held in Alabama on Tuesday July 14.

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Trump: “Tiny” Private Border Wall “Only Done to Make Me Look Bad”

President Trump issued a statement Sunday claiming that a small section of border wall that has been privately funded and constructed was “only done to make me look bad”.

Trump responded to reports of the wall section going up along the Rio Grande Valley of southern Texas.

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UK: Judges Block Deportation of Foreign Crime Boss Deemed ‘Serious Threat to Public’

Court of Appeal judges have blocked the deportation of a foreign organised crime boss deemed a “serious threat to public security”, reportedly because he is married to an EU migrant.

The gangster, identified only as ‘Mr A’ in reports because of the highly sensitive nature of the case against his criminal activities but described as Turkish by The Sun, is said to have been involved in “financial crimes, guns, and revenge attacks overseas”.

The deportation order against ‘Mr A’ had been upheld by the Upper Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber, but as with many foreign criminals — such as the recent case of an Afghan terrorist who after six failed appeals was finally able to find a court willing to block his deportation so he could receive NHS treatment for the PTSD he suffered fighting for the Taliban — he was able to carry on appealing until he found judges willing to give him the answer he wanted.

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“Mute White People” Instagram Sticker Raises Accusations of Moderation Double Standard

A new sticker has begun to go viral on Instagram and has raised eyebrows from some users. The sticker is called the “Unbothered” sticker and says, “Mute white people.”

The sticker was created by Refinery29 who uploaded the GIF to the GIPHY platform for people to use and has therefore made it available on Instagram stories. Both GIPHY and Instagram are owned by Facebook.

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George Soros Foundation Announces $220 Million Investment in Push for Racial Justice

Open Society Foundations, a philanthropic organization founded by liberal megadonor George Soros, announced Monday that it is investing $220 million into the push for racial justice.

The largest portion, $150 million, will be given in five-year grants to various civil rights and racial equality groups like Black Voters Matter and the Equal Justice Initiative, according to the foundation. The groups receiving these grants are tackling racial inequality in different forms, such as fighting for police reform and increased ballot access for people of color.

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Video Antifa Activists Protest Against Anti-Pedophilia March in Dublin

A video out of Dublin, Ireland shows shows left-wing Antifa activists protesting against an anti-pedophilia march.

The March For Innocence was organized as a protest against children’s minster Roderic O’Gorman, who is under fire for appearing in a photograph with LGBT activist Peter Tatchell in 2018.

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14 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/13/2020

  1. TikTok is CCP spyware for drooling dullards to install voluntarily.
    Pedophilia is next on the list for normalization by the comrades as part of The Great Leap Forward Fundamental Transformation.
    Sorosatan’s NGO’s got plenty of money from the PPP final looting spree.
    The bedrock is showing and the dollar is the size of a postage stamp and shrinking.
    Food prices are going up and red meat is now a luxury but the controllers want it that way so that you don’t have any protein.

  2. This Soros needs to die , He is the reason everything is messed up all over the world, a specially Europe and North America

    • Unfortunately Son of Soros is waiting in the wings and he promises to be even worse than the father. Even if he were to be the lucky winner of an early trip to Hell, the billions of dollars of wealth that Soros stole from the working class around the world through financial manipulation is still there, just waiting to be put to use in the service of evil.

      The only solution that I see is to destroy the value of these fortunes that give the elites their power to work such evil in the world. Putting elites to death is satisfying but there are always more of their acolytes waiting in the wings to pick up the torch after it has been dropped. Kill the fortune and the source of their power and one has slain the Hydra instead of just temporarily inconveniencing one of its many heads. Just exactly how to do that is a question for someone smarter than I in the ways of finance.

    • His sons are even worse and they will carry the benevolent torch of evil.
      Mother Nature will soon get her fangs back and reality gets a vote in all of this Terminal Madness.

    • Mr. Soros has plenty of help in the EU bureaucracy and in certain Capitals, like France, Italy, and esp. Germany.

      He has many useful idiots destroying Western Civilization from the inside.

      His death will not stop the decay.

  3. That is to mean the kind of “justice” to which only a tried and true racist could want. According to the black and white Hegelian Dialectic to subvert and divide the one and only Human Race. If you want to know the true meaning of systemic racism you need only look to the likes of one George Soros. He is the true archetype of systemic racism on the planet. We were told that ethnicity will rise against ethnicity and a Nation against itself. We’ve now finally arrived to that place.

  4. I imagine Erdogan will be invading somewhere soon . He may believe he can rely on lots of Turk columns behind the lines who have completed their Turkish national service. Like the feminised west has been trans fixed he too may not be quite as up to the job as himself and the wife hope themselves to be.

    • It is written that the armies of Turkey and Iran, with Russia in the Van (guard) will cover the land like a cloud when they march on Israel. Then YAH, the Lord, will strike their weapons from their hands and bring confusion into their ranks to the point that they begin to slay one another. Stay Tuned folks, film at 11:00 after these words from our sponsor.

  5. I always wondered why individuals were never encouraged to see to their personal health with either lifestyle changes, vitamins and supplements, or both. Instead, we are herded like cattle and corralled in our dwelling places. What, is the slaughterhouse next for us?

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