Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/15/2020

The city of Asheville, North Carolina has promised to pay reparations to black people, and apologized for slavery. The reparations will take the form of investment in affordable housing and other enterprises in mostly-black neighborhoods.

In other news, at least eight gendarmes were injured by rioting youths during incidents of urban violence in France.

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

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Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. I check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

Financial Crisis
» Is the Nationwide Coin Shortage Being Used to Push Us Toward a Cashless Society?
» Merkel Ready to Compromise on EU Recovery Package
 
USA
» 3 NYPD Officers Violently Attacked in Brooklyn
» 86-Percent of Shootings in Oakland Go Unreported, Police Say
» Action 7 Interviewed by Laura Ingraham Over Pro-Police Demonstration
» African American History Museum’s Website Says Being on Time is a Marker of ‘Whiteness’
» After Being Fired for Anti-White, Anti-Jewish Remarks, Nick Cannon Says Viacomcbs “Now on Wrong Side of History, “ Demands Apology
» Arson Suspected in Fire That Destroyed 100-Year-Old Baptist Church in Missouri
» Biden Staffer Interrupts News Anchor Live on Air, Cuts Screen, Tries to End Interview Early Before Biden Can Embarrass Himself (Video)
» Bill Gates Warning: “We’ll Have a Deadlier Pandemic”
» Black Lives Matter Mob Invades Dallas Restaurant, Tries to Start Riot
» Black Leaders Call on NYPD to Bring Back Anti-Crime Unit as Crime Spikes
» Black Lives Matter Activist Shoots Police Officer Dead in Washington State — Media Ignores Story
» BLM, COVID-19 and Climate Change, 3 Great International Cons
» BLM: A Closer Look
» Breaking: Twitter Appears to Lock All Verified Accounts From Tweeting Amid Massive Hack
» Breaking: Joe Biden and Barack Obama’s Twitter Accounts Hacked… Along With Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Kanye West and More
» Breaking: Trump Admin Wisely Strips CDC of Control of Coronavirus Data — Information Will Now be Sent to Central DC Database
» California to Release 18,000 Prisoners by End of August to ‘Slow the Spread of COVID-19’
» Cartoonist Ben Garrison Sues the ADL for Defamation, Seeks Over $10m in Damages
» CBS 58 Investigates: Milwaukee Homicide Rates Double as Leaders Clash Over Police Funding
» CDC Says U.S. Could Get Control of Coronavirus With Universal Mask Wearing for a Month or 2
» COVID Testing Scandal: 333 Labs Report 100% of People Testing Positive for Coronavirus
» Fauci Urges US to Repair Broken Ties With W.H.O.
» Former Ohio State Professor Arrested Trying to Flee to China With Stolen Laptops, USB Drives
» Former Wikipedia Editor Says Website Engaged in Multiyear Smear Campaign Against Mark Levin
» Former Nursing Assistant at VA Hospital Pleads Guilty to Murdering 7 Veterans With Insulin Injections
» Ghislaine Maxwell is Secretly Married But Refuses to Reveal the Identity of Her Mystery Spouse, Prosecutors Say
» Google Reinstates Monetization for Zerohedge After Stricter Comment Moderation Changes
» Gov. Cuomo Unveils Bizarre ‘Pandemic Poster’ Touting New York’s COVID-19 Response
» Gun Sales Soar to All-Time High Amid Race Riots, Violent Crime and ‘Defund Police’ Efforts
» Hactivist Group Leaks New Files on the Case Between the U.S. Government and Julian Assange
» Indianapolis Police Release Surveillance Photos From Time of Jessica Whitaker’s Murder, Seek Help Identifying Potential Suspects
» Instagram Threatens to Delete Donald Trump Jr.’s Account Over “Harmful False Information”
» James Corbett: “The Most Effective Propagandists Believe the Lies” That They Are Peddling
» Kanye West Drops Out of 2020 Race
» Lawsuit: Teen Boy Forced to Take Estrogen Shots After Diagnosed With “Oppositional Defiant Disorder”
» Lawyer: Ghislaine Maxwell Won’t Name Powerful Figures Involved in Epstein Pedo Ring
» Leaked Screenshots Appear to Show Internal Twitter Tool That Can Blacklist Users From Search and Trends
» Local Governments Want You to Pay for the Economic Terrorism They Caused
» Mother Shot Dead After Saying ‘All Lives Matter’
» Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar Wants to “Dismantle America”
» National Museum of African American History & Culture Says Hard Work, Nuclear Family & Christianity Are Negative Aspects of “Whiteness”
» North Carolina City Votes to Pay Reparations to Black Slave Descendants
» Oregon Governor Kate Brown Announces Outdoor Mask Order, Ban on Gatherings Larger Than 10 People
» Perspective: St. Louis Has 159 Coronavirus Deaths, 125 Homicides and 50 Children Shot So Far This Year
» Petition to Fire NYC Professor Accused of Sleeping During Anti-Racist Meeting Gathers 2,000 Signatures
» Praise for Donald Trump Triggers Boycott of Goya Foods Products
» President Trump Must Shut Down Child Sex Trafficking to Defeat the Deep State: Watch Live
» President Trump May Take Action in Case of St. Louis Couple Wielding Guns at Aggressive Protesters
» Rally for Jessica Whitaker, The Mother Killed for Saying ‘All Lives Matter, ‘ Back on After Being Cancelled Due to Safety Concerns
» Roger Stone Explodes on the Deep State, Calls for Arrests in Powerful First in-Depth Interview Since Trump Commutation
» Shocker: Co-Founder of Never Trump ‘Lincoln Project’ Was Foreign Agent For… Russia
» Soros Foundation Announces it is ‘Doubling Down’ On Funding “Black-Led Justice Organizations”
» Study Finds Democrat-Backed Reparations Proposal Has $6.2 Quadrillion Price Tag
» Tentative Ruling Against Patreon Could Provide a Legal Workaround for Big Tech Censorship
» Three NYPD Officers Violently Attacked by BLM Militants Crossing Brooklyn Bridge — Officers Sustained Serious Injuries (Video)
» Trump Admin Tells Hospitals to Bypass CDC, Send Data Directly to HHS
» Trump Tweets Goya Boycott Backfired: “People Are Buying Like Crazy!”
» Trump Announces Massive MS-13 Bust, Key Gang Leader Charged With Terrorism-Related Offenses
» U.S. City Approves ‘Reparations,’ Apologizes for Role in Slavery
» Video: Portland Communists Mistake Random Asian Man for Journalist Andy NGO
» Walmart Will Require Customers to Wear Face Masks in All U.S. Stores Starting July 20
» Washington Post Editor Says Texas Rangers’ Name “Must Go”
» Watch: Black Comedian Roasts “Dr. Racist” Nick Cannon After Anti-White Remarks
» Watch: Driver Body Slams Portland Antifa Who Opened His Car Door
» When the Bully Says Shopping Without a Mask is a Crime
» White Castle Becomes First Fast Food Chain to Test Robot Cooks
 
Canada
» Scientists Identify New Species of Sea Sponge Off Coast of British Columbia
 
Europe and the EU
» About 5,000 Heart Attack Sufferers in England Missed Out on Lifesaving Hospital Treatment Due to Pandemic
» Bielan: We Won’t be Buying Media Companies Out to Re-Polonize Them
» ‘Black Forest Rambo’: German Police in Manhunt for Suspect Who Disarmed Four Officers & Fled Into the Wild Armed ‘With a Bow’
» Czech President Says ‘All Lives Matter’ While Slamming ‘Black Lives Matter’
» Czech Internet Platform and Huawei Agree on Strategic Partnership
» Eight French Gendarmes Injured and Multiple Fires Started During Urban Violence
» Europe Tells Apple to Stop Removing Apps From the App Store Without Warning
» Face Masks Mandated by UK Government Specifically Say They Don’t Protect Against COVID-19
» France: Radicalised Muslim Underage Girls Sentenced for Police Station Terror Plot
» Hungary’s Ruling Fidesz Protests Erection of Lenin Statue in Germany
» Hungarian Mint Issue Special Coins Honoring Heroes of the Coronavirus Fight
» Italy: Cops Uncover ‘Ndrangheta Scam to Bag COVID-Funding
» Many Germans Say China Will Overtake US as Superpower: Survey
» Parliament Gives Strict Mandate to Hungarian Government Ahead of EU Summit
» UK Scientists: Turn Off Air Conditioning to Stop Coronavirus
» UK: Black Lives Matter Replaces Torn Down Statue With One of Their Own
» US Secretary of the Army: Polish-American Cooperation Ensured the Security of the CEE Region
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Hebrew U. Scientist: Drug Could Eradicate COVID-19 From Lungs in Days
 
Middle East
» Hagia Sophia Museum Sign Removed
» Turkey to Begin Illegal Drilling in Cypriot Waters on Saturday
 
Far East
» ‘America’s Dupe’: China Threatens British Businesses After Decision to Ban Huawei
» Apple Stands in the Way of Democracy Protests in Hong Kong. Again.
» Apple Removes 2,500 Games From Chinese App Store After Government Enforcement
» China Covered Up the COVID Pandemic. Here’s How Angry Americans Respond.
» Mysterious Disappearance of Key COVID-19 Timeline Data
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» More Than 1,200 Nigerian Christians Killed in Just 6 Months
» Scientists Discover Three New Species of Chameleons
 
Immigration
» Australia is Set to Climb From Number 12 to Number EIGHT in the World Economy Rankings — as Experts Predict the Population Will Soar to 36MILLION in Just 80 Years
» Belgian Officials Discover Over 73 Percent of ‘Migrant Children’ Actually Adults
» Doctors Without Borders Accused of ‘Institutional Racism’ By Employees
» Germany: 31 Migrants Found Hidden in Turkish Driver’s Truck
» Italians Protest Arrival of Migrants Infected With Coronavirus
» Italy: COVID-19: Military Hospitals to be Used to Quarantine Migrants
» Southern Italian Regions Call for Support in Tackling Migration
» Thirteen Migrants Escape French Detention Centre in Just 48 Hours
» UK: Home Secretary Priti Patel Blames France for ‘Unacceptably High’ Number of Channel Migrant Crossings as She Accuses French Authorities of Failing to Intercept Boats
» UK: Navy Tests the Use of NETS to Snare Migrants in the Channel as Record Numbers Cross Illegally From France
 
Culture Wars
» Instgram Censors User for Objecting to ‘Mute White People’ Sticker, Calls Criticism ‘Hate Speech’
» Vogue Magazine Faces Criticism After Black Gymnast Was Not Photographed by Dark Skinned Artist
 
General
» Researchers Warn of “Jaw Dropping” Crash in Global Fertility Rate
 

Is the Nationwide Coin Shortage Being Used to Push Us Toward a Cashless Society?

The coin shortage in the United States is becoming quite severe, and a lot of people are deeply concerned about where this might be leading us. But if you don’t run a business or deal with coins on a regular basis, you may not even know that it is happening. On Monday, my wife told me that a lot of people on Facebook were talking about this nationwide coin shortage, and then on Tuesday Ricky Scaparo posted a couple of news stories about it, so I decided that I better start looking into this. Because if this coin shortage is going to be used to push us toward a cashless society, that makes it a really big deal.

What I discovered is that this coin shortage has actually been intensifying for quite a few weeks, and on June 11th the Federal Reserve issued a statement in which they announced that coin rationing would begin on June 15th…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Merkel Ready to Compromise on EU Recovery Package

In order to expedite a much needed agreement on the European Union’s seven-year budget and the €750 billion economic recovery fund, Germany will arrive at the July 17-18 EU Summit ready to compromise, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday during a joint statement with visiting Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

Merkel said that the recovery fund and the Union’s €1 trillion budget should be handled as a package deal, reaching agreement on both issues at the same time. She added that time was short, because after reaching the agreement, the programs for using the funds must also be devised before the two agreements can come into effect.

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

3 NYPD Officers Violently Attacked in Brooklyn

Photos and video show the assault and the aftermath.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

86-Percent of Shootings in Oakland Go Unreported, Police Say

OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) — More than 180 assaults with a firearm have been reported in Oakland so far in 2020, according to a report from the Oakland Police Department.

That is 34-percent up from last year.

However, police say about 86-percent of shootings across the city are not reported.

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

Action 7 Interviewed by Laura Ingraham Over Pro-Police Demonstration

Widespread Antifa and BLM violence against supporters of police gains nationwide attention.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

African American History Museum’s Website Says Being on Time is a Marker of ‘Whiteness’

The National African American History Museum suggests being on time, self-reliance, avoidance of conflict and intimacy, and rugged individualism are markers of “whiteness.”

In an article titled “Whiteness” in the “Talking About Race” section of the museum’s website, the museum shared an infographic adapted from Judith Katz, the author of White Awareness: Handbook for Anti-Racism Training.

Katz says that while individuals “might not practice or accept all of these traits, they are common characteristics of most U.S. White people most of the time.”

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

After Being Fired for Anti-White, Anti-Jewish Remarks, Nick Cannon Says Viacomcbs “Now on Wrong Side of History, “ Demands Apology

After being fired for making anti-white and anti-Jewish remarks during a “Cannon’s Class” podcast episode, Nick Cannon is now demanding an apology from ViacomCBS.

In a lengthy Facebook post published Wednesday morning, Cannon stated that his former employer is “now on the wrong side of history” and “they wanted to put the young negro in his place.” He also blamed “the oppressive and racist infrastructure” and “systemic racism” for his ouster over a rant in which he called white people “closer to animals” and “the true savages.”

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

Arson Suspected in Fire That Destroyed 100-Year-Old Baptist Church in Missouri

Arson is being investigated as the cause of a 100-year-old church burning down earlier this month in Missouri, officials said.

Harmony Baptist Church near Leeton, Missouri, burned down on July 5. Fire crews began arriving shortly before 11:40 p.m., bringing the fire under control a little after 1:30 a.m. More than 50,000 gallons of water was brought to the scene.

No personnel or civilians were injured. The church was destroyed.

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

Biden Staffer Interrupts News Anchor Live on Air, Cuts Screen, Tries to End Interview Early Before Biden Can Embarrass Himself (Video)

Joe Biden appeared virtually on Phoenix Channel 12 Wednesday morning.

The interview started off awkward.

The 77-year-old opened up the conversation saying Arizona is an important city.

Biden’s staffer interrupted the news anchor live on air when he asked about China.

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

Bill Gates Warning: “We’ll Have a Deadlier Pandemic”

Straight from the mouth of the person who is all in for depopulation and stands to make billions of dollars rolling out a vaccine, Bill Gates, comes a warning. He’s letting us know the plans for the future: “We’ll have a deadlier pandemic.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Black Lives Matter Mob Invades Dallas Restaurant, Tries to Start Riot

Mindless chaos as mostly white BLM agitators scream at black families.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Black Leaders Call on NYPD to Bring Back Anti-Crime Unit as Crime Spikes

Multiple black leaders in New York have called on the New York Police Department to bring back the Anti-Crime Unit that was eliminated last month.

Shootings and murders recently spiked across the city, with the city’s murder rate more than doubling since this time last year, according to NYPD data. Shooting victims have increased by 45%.

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

Black Lives Matter Activist Shoots Police Officer Dead in Washington State — Media Ignores Story

Washington state Police Officer Jonathan Shoop was murdered on Monday night and his partner was shot and injured following a pursuit of a vehicle that ended in a pedestrian being stuck.

The killer Henry E. Washington fired a weapon at the police SUV pursuing him. Black Lives Matter activist Henry Eugene Washington, 37, was arrested early the next morning. Washington was hiding on a rooftop not far from the scene of the crime.

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

BLM, COVID-19 and Climate Change, 3 Great International Cons

Over the last 100 years or more, Americans have succumbed to the Democrat illegal immigration con, the Democrat public school and higher education con, the Democrat health care con, the Democrat judicial con, the Democrat voter fraud con, the Democrat Deep State con, the Democrat DOJ and FBI conspiracy against Trump …

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

BLM: A Closer Look

BLM is supported by forces that would like nothing more than to occupy the United States.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: Twitter Appears to Lock All Verified Accounts From Tweeting Amid Massive Hack

Twitter appears to have locked all verified accounts, preventing them from tweeting, as the biggest figures on the site were hacked as part of a Bitcoin scam.

This reporter can confirm that while unable to tweet, verified accounts were still able to retweet other non-verified accounts.

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

Breaking: Joe Biden and Barack Obama’s Twitter Accounts Hacked… Along With Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Kanye West and More

The Twitter account belonging to former Vice President Joe Biden was hacked on Wednesday, the account belonging to former President Barack Obama was hacked shortly after.

Many other massive figures and accounts were also hacked, including Jeff Bezos, Kanye West, Mike Bloomberg, Elon Musk, Uber, Warren Buffet, Apple and Bill Gates.

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

Breaking: Trump Admin Wisely Strips CDC of Control of Coronavirus Data — Information Will Now be Sent to Central DC Database

The Trump administration announced new guidelines on Wednesday. Starting today hospitals will be ordered to bypass the CDC and send ALL COVID-19 patient information to a central database in Washington DC.

This comes after TGP’s Tuesday report on the likely fraudulent numbers coming from the CDC.

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

California to Release 18,000 Prisoners by End of August to ‘Slow the Spread of COVID-19’

According to the California Department of Corrections, the state is set to release up to 18,000 prisoners by the end of August to ‘slow the spread of COVID-19.’

Officials in California say releasing prisoners will help protect the “health and safety of the incarcerated population.”

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

Cartoonist Ben Garrison Sues the ADL for Defamation, Seeks Over $10m in Damages

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is known for scouring the internet for what it deems to be hate speech or misinformation and then using what it finds as the basis of a campaign.

Sometimes these campaigns will focus on attempting to get a company to censor more hate speech or misinformation, such as the current “Stop Hate for Profit” campaign which is being spearheaded by the ADL.

Other times these articles will accuse public figures of being racist or anti-Semitic. These accusations are often then repeated by media outlets and have the potential to damage the reputation and career of these public figures before they have the opportunity to respond and defend themselves.

In the case of cartoonist Ben Garrison, he was publicly disinvited from The White House’s Social Media Summit last year after an ADL article about him became the subject of heavy media attention.

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

CBS 58 Investigates: Milwaukee Homicide Rates Double as Leaders Clash Over Police Funding

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — Homicides in Milwaukee are up 100 percent compared to last year, and in the midst of the rise in violence there is obvious tension between police and elected officials.

Early Father’s Day morning, a triple shooting left 32-year-old Terrell Hunley dead.

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

CDC Says U.S. Could Get Control of Coronavirus With Universal Mask Wearing for a Month or 2

Saying “the time is now,” CDC Director Robert Redfield predicted that if every American committed to wearing a mask for the next month or two, the United States could get the spread of coronavirus under control.

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

COVID Testing Scandal: 333 Labs Report 100% of People Testing Positive for Coronavirus

Florida Health Department scrambles to explain inexplicably skewed tests results.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Fauci Urges US to Repair Broken Ties With W.H.O.

Disgraced epidemiologist defends disgraced globalist institution

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Former Ohio State Professor Arrested Trying to Flee to China With Stolen Laptops, USB Drives

An Ohio State University rheumatology professor and researcher with ties to China was arrested while trying to flee the country in May, according to the FBI.

Song Guo Zheng, 57, was arrested Friday, May 22, 2020 as he landed in Anchorage, Alaska. He was about to catch a flight to China when he was taken into custody.

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

Former Wikipedia Editor Says Website Engaged in Multiyear Smear Campaign Against Mark Levin

A former editor at Wikipedia says that the online encyclopedia engaged in a multiyear smear campaign against conservative radio host Mark Levin.

T. D. Adler previously edited for Wikipedia under the name “The Devil’s Advocate” and currently writes under an alias to mitigate blowback for criticizing the website. He wrote in a piece published on Breitbart that Wikipedia’s editors have been purposely undermining Levin’s credibility with edits since he accused then-President Barack Obama of using “police-state tactics” in 2017.

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

Former Nursing Assistant at VA Hospital Pleads Guilty to Murdering 7 Veterans With Insulin Injections

A former Veterans Affairs nursing assistant on Tuesday confessed to murdering seven patients at a medical facility in West Virginia with lethal doses of insulin, causing them to die from severe hypoglycemia.

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

Ghislaine Maxwell is Secretly Married But Refuses to Reveal the Identity of Her Mystery Spouse, Prosecutors Say

Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘madam’ Ghislaine Maxwell is secretly married but refuses to name her mystery spouse, US prosecutors have revealed.

The shock disclosure came as dead billionaire Epstein’s ex-girlfriend pleaded not guilty via video link to charges related to his sex trafficking ring on Tuesday.

Maxwell’s marriage was disclosed by US Attorney Alison Moe, one of three prosecutors on the case, at the detention hearing.

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

Google Reinstates Monetization for Zerohedge After Stricter Comment Moderation Changes

ZeroHedge has Google’s permission to use its advertising platform again after they carried out a thorough “cleaning” of its comment section which, according to the technology giant, was full of inappropriate comments.

The popular website dedicated to economic and political issues had some problems with Google in mid-June when Google told the outlet that they were going to demonetize them and prevent them from earning revenue through Google ads. Google has a monopoly over the website advertising market.

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

Gov. Cuomo Unveils Bizarre ‘Pandemic Poster’ Touting New York’s COVID-19 Response

Fails to mention state order herding coronavirus patients into nursing homes, killing thousands.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Gun Sales Soar to All-Time High Amid Race Riots, Violent Crime and ‘Defund Police’ Efforts

Gun sales soared in June, with 2,387,524 weapons sold, a year-over-year increase of 145.3% from June 2019, Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting reports.

“Likely single handgun sales (1,511,714) increased year-over-year by 177.5% whereas single long-gun sales (690,212) increased year-over-year by 114.3%. All other likely background check-related sales (185,599) increased year-over-year by 74.0%. This includes so-called ‘multiple’ sales where the allocation between handguns and long-guns cannot be determined from the data record,” the private firm reported.

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

Hactivist Group Leaks New Files on the Case Between the U.S. Government and Julian Assange

The hacktivist group, DDoSecrets, has published sensitive documents and communications relating to the case between Julian Assange and the U.S. Government on a site called AssangeLeaks.

The documents were published on AssangeLeaks, at 3am AEST on July 15 and contain 26 PDFs as well as a video file and a folder of previous leaked documents. Prior to publishing the group had a countdown timer running on the site.

The subject of the release contains a number of chat logs between Julian Assange, the Australian founder of WikiLeaks. The documents included on the site include chat logs and letters dating back to 2010 between Assange, sources and hackers. They relate to Chelsea Manning and upcoming leaks the organisation had planned at the time.

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

Indianapolis Police Release Surveillance Photos From Time of Jessica Whitaker’s Murder, Seek Help Identifying Potential Suspects

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has released images of people believed to have been involved or who may have witnessed the murder of Jessica Doty Whitaker, the young mother killed for saying that “All Lives Matter.”

Police are seeking the public’s help identifying the people seen in the footage, saying that they may have witnessed something or be persons of interest.

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

Instagram Threatens to Delete Donald Trump Jr.’s Account Over “Harmful False Information”

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Facebook has introduced several measures to crack down on what it deems to be “misinformation,” which include adding warning notices to posts that it flags for misinformation and directing users to content from “authoritative” mainstream media outlets.

Yet when these mainstream media outlets publish false information, they’re often given a pass and don’t have to abide by these same misinformation rules.

Now businessman Donald Trump Jr. is reporting that after he posted several screenshots comparing CNN’s headlines about the drug hydroxychloroquine, Facebook-owned Instagram removed the posts for “harmful false information” and warned him that his account may be deleted.

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

James Corbett: “The Most Effective Propagandists Believe the Lies” That They Are Peddling

James Corbett of the Corbett report takes on the propagandists on a regular basis. In a recent video posted to YouTube, Corbett says that “the most effective propagandists BELIEVE the lies” that they are peddling.

People have become so convinced that other propagandists are telling them the truth that they fail to have any individual thoughts on their own, and peddle lies they believe to be true. In this example, Corbett looks specifically at Barton Gellman, an American journalist who helps deceive the public through his own false beliefs. Gellman is with the Washington Post.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Kanye West Drops Out of 2020 Race

Make America Ye Again? Nope!

Kanye West’s forays into politics have always been amusingly baffling at best, downright insane the rest of the time. He ticked off a lot of Republicans in 2005 when he went on national TV after a natural disaster and said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” He won back a lot of those same Republicans when he started wearing a MAGA hat, even chewing out the staff of SNL on live TV for telling him to take it off. Nobody knows what Kanye will do next, least of all Kanye.

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

Lawsuit: Teen Boy Forced to Take Estrogen Shots After Diagnosed With “Oppositional Defiant Disorder”

Teen literally turned into a soy boy because he didn’t respect authority, suit argues.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Lawyer: Ghislaine Maxwell Won’t Name Powerful Figures Involved in Epstein Pedo Ring

Victim’s lawyer Lisa Bloom says that Ghislaine Maxwell is unlikely to “sing like a canary” by naming other powerful members of Jeffrey Epstein’s pedophile ring and is more likely to try to have the whole case dismissed.

Despite lawyers arguing she was a coronavirus risk, Maxwell was denied bail yesterday and now faces a July 2021 trial on four counts of sex trafficking and two counts of perjury.

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

Leaked Screenshots Appear to Show Internal Twitter Tool That Can Blacklist Users From Search and Trends

At the start of the year, Twitter officially made shadowbanning, a controversial practice that involves limiting the distribution or visibility of user posts in a way that’s difficult to detect, part of its terms of service.

Now new leaked screenshots from Motherboard appear to show an internal Twitter user administration tool that can be used by Twitter staff to blacklist user accounts from search and trends.

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

Local Governments Want You to Pay for the Economic Terrorism They Caused

Local governments want massive tax hikes to cover the costs of the economic terrorism they extracted on the entire population. Cities like Nashville, Tennessee plan to hike property taxes as much as 34% to cover the costs of their terrorism.

Have you had enough yet? Because too many are still taking this on the chin. Historic job losses caused by government-mandated lockdowns that have fueled the downturn have also put the squeeze on city and state budgets. Washington sought to offset this with stimulus payments, additional unemployment benefits, business grants, and more, but now they want their money back in the form of massive tax hikes.

Any push to raise taxes too dramatically could hurt the economy even more, not to mention cause civil unrest. People are already living on the edge, and those lucky enough to still have jobs are living paycheck to paycheck. But, if the government can get away with it from a passive and sleeping public, they’ll do it.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Mother Shot Dead After Saying ‘All Lives Matter’

BLM thugs celebrated her death on social media — not a word from MSM.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar Wants to “Dismantle America”

When you look to the subversive organizations that have been tolerated over the last 8 decades in this country such as Planned Parenthood, American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Poverty Law Center, Council on American-Islamic Relations, etc. look at the damage that has been done….

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

National Museum of African American History & Culture Says Hard Work, Nuclear Family & Christianity Are Negative Aspects of “Whiteness”

Objective thinking, being polite, sticking to time schedules, property rights all listed as forms of ‘oppression’.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

North Carolina City Votes to Pay Reparations to Black Slave Descendants

Asheville City Council unanimously voted for reparations, saying it’s not enough to destroy statues.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Oregon Governor Kate Brown Announces Outdoor Mask Order, Ban on Gatherings Larger Than 10 People

At a press briefing on Monday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D-Portland) announced new statewide lockdown orders. These orders, which take effect Wednesday, include requiring face coverings outdoors where social distancing of at least six feet can’t be maintained, and a ban on gatherings of more than ten people.

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

Perspective: St. Louis Has 159 Coronavirus Deaths, 125 Homicides and 50 Children Shot So Far This Year

St. Louis has seen 159 coronavirus deaths so far this year.

St. Louis has seen 125 homicides so far this year.

And 50 children were shot in St. Louis so far this year.

If the coronavirus continues to trend downward as it has in every country after around two months of pandemic then homicides will soon pass the number of coronavirus deaths in the city.

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Petition to Fire NYC Professor Accused of Sleeping During Anti-Racist Meeting Gathers 2,000 Signatures

Nearly 2,000 people called for the termination of a New York City professor after she reportedly fell asleep during an anti-racist meeting held on Zoom.

Patricia Simon, a theater arts associate professor at Marymount Manhattan College, is facing requests for her removal after a June 29 Zoom meeting to discuss the adoption of an “anti-racist framework.”

The Change.org petition reached 1,902 supporters before being closed.

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Praise for Donald Trump Triggers Boycott of Goya Foods Products

When the CEO of Goya Foods praised the US president last week, he provoked outrage among the Hispanic community, the company’s main target consumer group. Now he faces a boycott of his products.

“If it’s Goya, it has to be good!’ Marinades, seasonings, desserts, olive oil: Goya makes all of these and more. Its 2,500 products are staples in many US households but particularly those of the Hispanic community.

But the largest Hispanic-owned business in the US is no longer “good” for many. Critics say that Goya CEO Robert Unanue made a major faux pas when he praised the president after being invited to the White House.

Sudden change of tack

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President Trump Must Shut Down Child Sex Trafficking to Defeat the Deep State: Watch Live

The clock is ticking for globalists caught up in Jeffrey Epstein’s child trafficking schemes — tune in now!

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President Trump May Take Action in Case of St. Louis Couple Wielding Guns at Aggressive Protesters

Missouri Gov. Mike Parsons said President Trump is determined to “do everything he could within his powers” to protect a St. Louis couple who brandished guns to ward off protesters in their gated community from prosecution.

Parsons said he spoke with Trump on Tuesday and confirmed that the president is fully aware that Mark and Patricia McCloskey could face criminal charges.

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Rally for Jessica Whitaker, The Mother Killed for Saying ‘All Lives Matter, ‘ Back on After Being Cancelled Due to Safety Concerns

A rally for Jessica Doty Whitaker, the young mother murdered after saying “All Lives Matter,” is back on after being cancelled due to safety concerns over malicious posts from Black Lives Matter supporters.

The Walk of Life for Jessica Whitaker is scheduled to take place on July 25th at Military Park on N. West St. in Indianapolis.

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Roger Stone Explodes on the Deep State, Calls for Arrests in Powerful First in-Depth Interview Since Trump Commutation

Watch & share this bombshell interview!

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Shocker: Co-Founder of Never Trump ‘Lincoln Project’ Was Foreign Agent For… Russia

A group of Never Trumpers formed the ‘Lincoln Project’ with the mission of ‘protecting democracy’. Their real cause is not to protect democracy and the rule of law, but rather to defeat President Trump in the 2020 Presidential election.

We saw this in 2016, a group of self acclaimed true ‘conservatives’ joined together in an effort to see Donald Trump defeated in the 2016 election. Glenn Beck, Bill Kristol, Erick Erickson, Andrew McCarthy, Dana Loesch, Katie Pavlich and others claimed they knew more about conservatism than candidate Trump.

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Soros Foundation Announces it is ‘Doubling Down’ On Funding “Black-Led Justice Organizations”

$220 million in grants from Open Society as it declares this is “the moment we’ve been investing in for the last 25 years”.

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Study Finds Democrat-Backed Reparations Proposal Has $6.2 Quadrillion Price Tag

Leftist mayors across country backed national call for reparations last week.

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Tentative Ruling Against Patreon Could Provide a Legal Workaround for Big Tech Censorship

A California Court has issued a tentative ruling against fan-funding platform Patreon and denied its request for an injunction against 72 claimants who are seeking arbitration against the company.

If the final ruling goes against Patreon, which it looks like it might, lawyer, commentator, and producer Mike Cernovich believes that it would serve as “a HUGE workaround for Big Tech censorship” where the former backers of large creators who are banned from Patreon or other similar sites such as payments service PayPal could file similar motions and force these companies to pay huge arbitration fees that could total millions of dollars.

The 72 claimants are former backers of comedian Owen Benjamin who was banned from Patreon last October for “hate speech.”

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Three NYPD Officers Violently Attacked by BLM Militants Crossing Brooklyn Bridge — Officers Sustained Serious Injuries (Video)

Three NYPD officers were violently attacked by Black Lives Matter militants on Wednesday.

The BLM terrorists were crossing the Brooklyn Bridge when they clubbed three police officers with a weapon.

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Trump Admin Tells Hospitals to Bypass CDC, Send Data Directly to HHS

Agency has been instrumental in hyping coronavirus pandemic.

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Trump Tweets Goya Boycott Backfired: “People Are Buying Like Crazy!”

President Trump on Wednesday posted on Twitter that the boycott on Goya Foods “backfired,” claiming people are now buying the company’s authentic Latino products “like crazy.”

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Trump Announces Massive MS-13 Bust, Key Gang Leader Charged With Terrorism-Related Offenses

A key leader of the violent gang MS-13 has been charged with terrorism-related offenses for the first time ever.

President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr announced the massive gang bust on Wednesday.

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U.S. City Approves ‘Reparations,’ Apologizes for Role in Slavery

The City Council in Asheville, N.C., has apologized for its role in slavery and voted unanimously to provide reparations to black residents in the city.

The reparations will not give black residents direct cash payments, but instead will offer investments in housing, health care and career growth in black neighborhoods. The resolution calls on the city to create a Community Reparations Commission to make concrete recommendations of where to funnel programs and resources, Fox News reported.

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Video: Portland Communists Mistake Random Asian Man for Journalist Andy NGO

‘We know you’re Andy Ngo.’

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Walmart Will Require Customers to Wear Face Masks in All U.S. Stores Starting July 20

Walmart announced Wednesday that face masks will be required at all U.S. stores and Sam’s Club warehouses starting July 20.

“To help bring consistency across stores and clubs, we will require all shoppers to wear a face covering starting Monday, July 20,” the company said in a blog post. “This will give us time to inform customers and members of the changes, post signage, and train associates on the new protocols.”

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Washington Post Editor Says Texas Rangers’ Name “Must Go”

In a Washington Post op-ed piece published Monday, Global Opinions editor Karen Attiah said the Texas Rangers’ name “must go” due to its “violent and racist implications.”

On the heels of the Washington Redskins’ announcement that the franchise would retire its name and logo amid pressure from critics and sponsors, Attiah argued that “to know the full history of the Texas Rangers is to understand that the team’s name is not so far off from being called the Texas Klansmen.”

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Watch: Black Comedian Roasts “Dr. Racist” Nick Cannon After Anti-White Remarks

‘Listen up, Nick Cannon, and listen closely: You are part of the problem,’ comedian tells actor.

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Watch: Driver Body Slams Portland Antifa Who Opened His Car Door

‘Do not ever, ever touch my vehicle again!’

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When the Bully Says Shopping Without a Mask is a Crime

This weekend I went shopping for a tank top for my son at a local retailer. I walked in the store like a normal human with shoes, shirt, and pants. While I headed to the men’s department, an employee proclaiming my inconsiderate oversight accosted me. I didn’t wear a mask, a mandate given by the governor of my state. I responded with, “I have a condition,” and continued walking…

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White Castle Becomes First Fast Food Chain to Test Robot Cooks

In what is being called a “trial run,” the fast food chain White Castle has announced it is working with Miso Robotics to test out a robotic fry cook at one of its Chicago-area locations.

“I think automation is here to stay and this is the first example of a really large credible player starting down that journey,” said Miso Robotics chief executive Buck Jordan of the new collaboration with White Castle.

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Scientists Identify New Species of Sea Sponge Off Coast of British Columbia

A University of Alberta research team discovered a new sea sponge off the coast of British Columbia that could play a major role in the overall health of delicate reef ecosystems in the area.

The new species—called Desmacella hyalina—was discovered using an underwater robot that travelled along the ocean floor, surveying reefs and collecting samples. The scientists say the sea sponge is abundant, making up nearly 20 per cent of the live sponges in reefs in the region.

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About 5,000 Heart Attack Sufferers in England Missed Out on Lifesaving Hospital Treatment Due to Pandemic

Researchers at the University of Oxford, working with NHS Digital, in collaboration with experts from the University of Keele, the University of Leeds, Imperial College London, University College London, Barts Health NHS Trust and the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, have published new research that shows that only two-thirds of the expected admissions with heart attacks took place at the end of March 2020.

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Bielan: We Won’t be Buying Media Companies Out to Re-Polonize Them

The chief of Duda’s campaign staff stressed, in an interview for Polsat News, that the incumbent’s victory in the presidential elections was Duda’s personal success.

He added that Duda’s mandate of 10.5 million votes is the second strongest in Polish history (Lech Walesa received 10.6 million in 1990).

Bielan admitted that the president’s environment aimed for 9.5 million votes in the elections and pointed out that the United Right has never received such a high result — it is 2 million more compared to even the massive success in the 2019 parliamentary elections.

He also reiterated that no matter the difference in the final result, Andrzej Duda will be a president with a powerful mandate for the next five years.

Adam Bielan underlined, in the context of Duda’s and PiS’s election promises, that judiciary reform will be continued.

He stated that in terms of re-polonizing the media, the government wants to reach a situation similar to Germany or France, where the domestic capital forms the majority of the media landscape.

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‘Black Forest Rambo’: German Police in Manhunt for Suspect Who Disarmed Four Officers & Fled Into the Wild Armed ‘With a Bow’

Man disarmed as many as four police officers in just one attack and took their weapons.

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Czech President Says ‘All Lives Matter’ While Slamming ‘Black Lives Matter’

Calls organization’s name “racist”.

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Czech Internet Platform and Huawei Agree on Strategic Partnership

Czech internet platform Seznam.cz and Chinese tech giant Huawei have agreed on a strategic partnership, replacing Google services on phones coming into the Czech market. From now on, the company´s phones will be pre-installed with applications created by Seznam.cz.

Specifically, the new features will appear on the Huawei P40 series phones, which include the P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Lite models. In addition to the default Seznam search engine and Czech maps, the Novinky.cz news app, Seznam news, TV Seznam, Email.cz, and other applications will be pre-installed on Huawei smartphones.

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Eight French Gendarmes Injured and Multiple Fires Started During Urban Violence

At least eight members of the French gendarmes were injured after being attacked by local rioting youths in the commune of Évreux on Monday night, with many areas of the country seeing similar nights of urban violence.

Local youths in the districts of La Madeleine, Navarre, and Nétreville set off fireworks and set fire to several cars, bus shelters, and garbage bins on Monday evening.

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Europe Tells Apple to Stop Removing Apps From the App Store Without Warning

It’s rare that a European regulation helps to reduce censorship rather than facilitate it — but that’s what has happened.

The European Union has introduced a number of new rules and regulations that are going to give more transparency to developers as well as publishers. The rules will impact Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

Up until now, the App Store could randomly pull down content or even whole apps altogether without any prior notice whatsoever, a major issue for those whose whole livelihood is based on it.

The proposals were made a year ago and with the new regulations in place, the App Store and Google Play will have to give at least 30 days of notice before taking down any app.

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Face Masks Mandated by UK Government Specifically Say They Don’t Protect Against COVID-19

The same type of face masks that the UK government is mandating people wear in shops from July 24 onwards to protect against the spread of coronavirus specifically state on their packaging that they don’t protect against coronavirus.

Genius.

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France: Radicalised Muslim Underage Girls Sentenced for Police Station Terror Plot

Two Islamic convert underage girls have been sentenced by a French court after being convicted of plotting a terrorist attack on a police station in the city of Saint-Etienne.

The two girls, who were arrested in November of 2018, were 17-year-old and 14-years-old at the time of their arrest.

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Hungary’s Ruling Fidesz Protests Erection of Lenin Statue in Germany

Hungary’s ruling conservative Fidesz party protested against the recently unveiled statue of the leader of the Russian revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin in the western German city of Gelsenkirchen, conservative daily Magyar Nemzet reports.

“All the while that the politicians of the European Union make enthusiastic statements about reigning in extremist manifestations, in one of their member states today they celebrate the mass murderer and creator of the totalitarian Soviet state, a fact that does not register with those who so often criticize Hungary,” Fidesz said in a statement released to national news agency MTI.

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Hungarian Mint Issue Special Coins Honoring Heroes of the Coronavirus Fight

The National Bank of Hungary is issuing 10 and 20-forint commemorative coins to honor all those who had the lion’s share in the country successfully fighting off the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the bank said in a statement.

“As a token of recognizance of and respect felt towards our compatriots who played an outstanding role in the defense against the coronavirus pandemic, the National Bank of Hungary is issuing commemorative versions of the regular circulation 10 and 20 forint coins,” the bank said.

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Italy: Cops Uncover ‘Ndrangheta Scam to Bag COVID-Funding

Eight people arrested

(ANSA) — ROME, JUL 14 — Milan finance police on Tuesday arrested eight people in relation to a probe by DDA anti-mafia investigators that uncovered an alleged scam by members of the ‘Ndrangheta to net public funding for the coronavirus emergency.

The suspects are accused of felonies including criminal association for tax fraud with the aggravating factor of the use mafia methods and self-laundering.

Investigators believe that a company managed Francesco Maida, who is allegedly lined to the San Mauro Marchesato Ndrangheta clan headed by Lino Greco in the Calabrian province of Crotone, obtained 45,000 euros in COVID emergency grants.

Maida allegedly used false invoices as part of the fraud.

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Many Germans Say China Will Overtake US as Superpower: Survey

Is the United States losing its grip on world supremacy? Many people in Germany feel that it is and that China will be the country to take its place as dominant power in the coming decades, a new survey shows.

Some 42% of Germans feel that the United States is likely to slip from its position as leading world power in the next few decades, with China moving up to replace it, a survey published on Tuesday has shown.

Just 14% of those surveyed by the UK-based YouGov polling institute believed that the US would retain its supremacy. Some 23% were undecided and 22% gave no response to the survey question, “Which country, the US or China, will be more powerful in the course of the next 50 years, in your opinion?”

Opinions on the issue varied depending on which party respondents voted for. Supporters of the Left Party tended in the majority to predict China’s future dominance over the US (54%), as did supporters of the business-friendly Free Democrats and the environmentalist Greens (52%).

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Parliament Gives Strict Mandate to Hungarian Government Ahead of EU Summit

Just days ahead of Friday’s European Union summit at which national leaders will discuss the EU’s seven-year budget and the €750 billion economic recovery package, the Hungarian Parliament approved on Tuesday with overwhelming majority a resolution setting out the conditions under which the country can approve the recovery package.

“Our homeland is — at least in our belief — not for sale, thus we are not willing to voluntarily accept a leash whose other end is held by those who are intent on colonizing anew the small Central and European states,” Speaker of the House Laszló Kövér said during the debate of the motion, which was eventually approved with 128 votes for, 16 against and one abstention.

Just days ahead of Friday’s European Union summit at which national leaders will discuss the EU’s seven-year budget and the €750 billion economic recovery package, the Hungarian Parliament approved on Tuesday with overwhelming majority a resolution setting out the conditions under which the country can approve the recovery package.

“Our homeland is — at least in our belief — not for sale, thus we are not willing to voluntarily accept a leash whose other end is held by those who are intent on colonizing anew the small Central and European states,” Speaker of the House Laszló Kövér said during the debate of the motion, which was eventually approved with 128 votes for, 16 against and one abstention.

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UK Scientists: Turn Off Air Conditioning to Stop Coronavirus

They want you to turn off your A/C and wear a mask inside your home.

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UK: Black Lives Matter Replaces Torn Down Statue With One of Their Own

An artist has replaced a statue that was toppled in the UK last month with a resin statue of a Black Lives Matter protester who had climbed on top of the base for a photo following the vandalism.

The resin statue, created by British artist Marc Quinn, is of the woman making the black power fist. The bronze statue that they had torn down was of merchant and slave trader Edward Colston, who is honored all over Bristol for the amount of money that he spent on charitable work in the area.

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US Secretary of the Army: Polish-American Cooperation Ensured the Security of the CEE Region

Minister of National Defense, Mariusz Blaszczak met with US Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy in Warsaw on Tuesday.

During the meeting, the pair emphasized the importance of the 2019 declarations tightening Polish-American military cooperation.

McCarthy underlined that the American presence in Poland increases NATO’s deterrence potential and leads to an increase in security of the whole region, democracy, freedom and respect for sovereignty.

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Hebrew U. Scientist: Drug Could Eradicate COVID-19 From Lungs in Days

Researchers at Israel’s Hebrew University of Jerusalem and New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center believe they could potentially downgrade COVID-19’s severity into nothing worse than a common cold.

New research by Hebrew University Prof. Ya’acov Nahmias and Sinai’s Dr. Benjamin tenOever revealed that the FDA-approved drug Fenofibrate (Tricor) could reduce SARS-CoV-2’s ability to reproduce or even make it disappear.

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Hagia Sophia Museum Sign Removed

Work is underway to convert Hagia Sophia from a museum to a mosque.

Videos broadcasted by Turkish Media show municipal officials taking down all signs of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism that identified Hagia Sophia as a museum.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed the decree last Friday, allowing the operation of Hagia Sophia as a “functioning mosque”, according to which the country’s General Directorate of Religious Affairs would take control of the building.

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Turkey to Begin Illegal Drilling in Cypriot Waters on Saturday

According to the Ankara-based Navigational TeleX (NAVTEX), illegal Turkish drilling in Cypriot waters is expected to begin on July 18 and will continue until August 18.

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‘America’s Dupe’: China Threatens British Businesses After Decision to Ban Huawei

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has lashed out after the United Kingdom’s decision to ban Huawei equipment from the nation’s 5G network, warning that British businesses may suffer consequences and that the move demonstrated that the UK is “America’s dupe”.

After months of waffling and prevarication on the Huawei issue, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government announced on Tuesday that the UK will be banning new equipment from the Chinese tech firm from British 5G networks and that all components must be removed by 2027. The move followed increasing pressure from other Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance states (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States) over concerns about security risks posed by the company which is considered “effectively state-owned”.

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Apple Stands in the Way of Democracy Protests in Hong Kong. Again.

Apple’s checkered past with pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong — as the US giant is determined to remain in the good graces of Beijing and thus protect both its manufacturing and sales business in the huge Chinese market — continues to be reinforced.

Apple is once again accused of what amounts to censorship of protesters and activists.

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Apple Removes 2,500 Games From Chinese App Store After Government Enforcement

Back in 2016, China introduced a new rule that required all games on the App Store available in China to obtain a license from the National Press and Public Administration. That said, the rule wasn’t really implemented strictly till now, because of which Apple never really pushed game developers on its platform for obtaining the license.

However, China is now tightening its leash around the App Store, which is speculated to be a result of the ongoing US-China trade war. As a result, Apple has removed thousands of games from the App Store for Chinese users this July. These games failed to show Apple that they had obtained the license as mandated by the Chinese government.

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China Covered Up the COVID Pandemic. Here’s How Angry Americans Respond.

Most Americans blame China for abetting the global coronavirus pandemic and more than four in ten have already begun boycotting Chinese goods or have stopped using Chinese-owned apps like TikTok. Most Americans also think the U.S. should cut its trade dependence on China after the pandemic.

A new Pipslay Research survey released Tuesday found that most Americans say China is to some degree responsible for the coronavirus pandemic. Forty-four percent of Americans said the Chinese “could have stopped or contained the pandemic spread,” while 21 percent said Beijing “created this crisis intentionally.” Only 35 percent agreed with the statement that China “also suffered the consequences like the rest of us.”

The survey asked respondents, “Do you personally plant to take steps to register your protest against China?” Most Americans (66 percent) said, “Yes,” while only 34 percent said, “No.”

One in five (20 percent) agreed with the statement, “I have already stopped buying ‘made in China’ products,” and another 14 percent said, “I have already stopped buying Chinese products/brands.” Eight percent said, “I have already stopped using Chinese apps.” Another 24 percent said, “I plan to take some step/steps soon.”

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Mysterious Disappearance of Key COVID-19 Timeline Data

By Eric Haseltine Ph.D.

Mysterious blips: something’s there

In early May of this year, I published a blog post showing that, in Hubei province (Wuhan’s location) and in Beijing (the Chinese capital), there were a cluster of Google searches on the “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome” (SARS: a previous coronavirus) and on “Coronavirus” in September and October 2019 respectively, months before COVID-19 burst on the world stage in late December.

Here is one of the graphics I posted, describing Google search volume for “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome”

I found similar spikes for “Coronavirus” for both Google and Wikipedia searches in September/October 2019, hinting—but not proving — that someone, somewhere had elevated curiosity about SARS and Coronavirus before the rest of the world knew these subjects were important.

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More Than 1,200 Nigerian Christians Killed in Just 6 Months

According to a devastating report from a civil society group in Nigeria, more than 1,200 Christians have been murdered in the country in just the first half of 2020.

As another 22 Christians were reported killed in the Kaduna state last weekend, the number of believers slaughtered by jihadists, Islamic radicals, herdsmen and others, has continued to grow.

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Scientists Discover Three New Species of Chameleons

An international team of herpetologists from Germany and Madagascar has discovered and described three new species of chameleons from the Calumma nasutum species group.

“Madagascar is a paradise for nature lovers, since most of the land vertebrate species are only found on this large island off the east coast of Africa,” said senior author Dr. Frank Glaw, curator for amphibians and reptiles at the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology and colleagues.

“The endemic lemurs and chameleons are of particular interest and biologists have been investigating these groups of animals intensively since the 19th century.”

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Australia is Set to Climb From Number 12 to Number EIGHT in the World Economy Rankings — as Experts Predict the Population Will Soar to 36MILLION in Just 80 Years

Australia will have the eighth biggest economy in the world and a population of 36million by 2100, a major study has predicted.

Currently Australia has the 12th biggest economy but it will overtake Canada, Russia, Brazil and Italy in 80 years’ time, according to the University of Washington research.

The predicted population increase will be due to immigration because the nation’s birth rate is forecast to decline from 1.86 to 1.69 births per year per 1,000 people.

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Belgian Officials Discover Over 73 Percent of ‘Migrant Children’ Actually Adults

Nearly three-quarters of suspicious claims found to be fraudulent.

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Doctors Without Borders Accused of ‘Institutional Racism’ By Employees

Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders/MSF) has been accused of reinforcing “colonialism and white supremacy” by 1,000 current and former employees in a letter to the NGO’s management.

The signatories have demanded an investigation into the activities of the NGO, which provides medical services around the globe and also previously engaged in transporting migrants across the Mediterranean from North Africa.

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Germany: 31 Migrants Found Hidden in Turkish Driver’s Truck

BERLIN — German police and customs officers have discovered 31 migrants hidden inside a refrigerated truck near the Czech border, police said Wednesday. Five of the men were injured during their journey.

The truck was checked Tuesday evening on the A17 highway between the border and the German city of Dresden, federal police said in a statement. The driver, a 57-year-old Turkish man, was detained on suspicion of knowingly smuggling into Germany people who didn’t have permission to enter the country.

The migrants were all men between the ages of 18 and 47. Twenty-four of them were Turkish nationals. They also included three Syrians, three Iranians and an Iraqi, German authorities said.

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Italians Protest Arrival of Migrants Infected With Coronavirus

Calabrians outraged as COVID-positive illegals placed in local apartments.

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Italy: COVID-19: Military Hospitals to be Used to Quarantine Migrants

No bids made in response to call to rent ships for quarantine

(ANSA) — ROME, JUL 14 — The interior ministry said Tuesday that migrants that arrive in Italy may be put into coronavirus quarantine at military hospitals Soon after the announcement it emerged that 13 migrants who tested positive for COVID-19 after landing Calabria at the weekend will be transferred to Rome’s Celio military hospital.

The move comes after the government issued another call for expressions of interest for owners willing to rent ships to be used for COVID-19 quarantine after a first call garnered no bids.

The new call is open to bids until July 16.

The ministry said it continues to pay “the utmost attention to the protection of citizens’ health, in particular in regions such as Sicily and Calabria that are the most exposed to the autonomous arrival of migrants”.

The ministry said it has “reinforced surveillance measures, including for local reception facilities, with the possibility of the transfer of migrants under quarantine to military hospitals, where necessary”.

There has been tension in parts of southern Italy after the arrival of asylum seekers infected with the coronavirus.

The migrants being moved to the Celio facility were in quarantine at a facility in the town of Amantea with soldiers keeping watch 24 hours a day after they were part of a group of around 70 Bangladeshis that landed in Roccella Ionica on Saturday.

Furthermore, swabs showed that 11 migrants from a group of 60 Asians who landed in the Sicilian port of Pozzallo on Monday are positive for COVID-19.

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Southern Italian Regions Call for Support in Tackling Migration

Leaders of the southern Italian regions of Sicily and Calabria have called on the government in Rome to urgently address the situation with migrants arriving from Africa to these areas. In the first half of the year, the number of migrants arriving to Italy via the Mediterranean Sea more than doubled compared to last year, according to Frontex data.

“We need an immediate solution. We have issues of a sanitary, social and economic nature,” said the regional president of Sicily Sebastiano Musumeci, calling on the Italian government to declare a state of emergency in the southern regions.

The regions in the South of Italy announced that their facilities for migrants are overcrowded. They are also concerned about protests against accommodating refugees infected with COVID-19.

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Thirteen Migrants Escape French Detention Centre in Just 48 Hours

Two groups of migrants comprised of a total of 13 people had escaped a detention facility in the French city of Metz in just 48 hours.

The first group of five migrants escaped the detention facility on the night of June 28th after they were able to cut through the wire mesh fence. Two members of the group were quickly captured, with the other three migrants, two Tunisians and an Algerian, arrested a short time later.

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UK: Home Secretary Priti Patel Blames France for ‘Unacceptably High’ Number of Channel Migrant Crossings as She Accuses French Authorities of Failing to Intercept Boats

Priti Patel today blamed France for the ‘unacceptably high’ number of Channel migrant crossings as she accused the French authorities of failing to intercept boats.

The Home Secretary suggested a row over the interpretation of maritime law was preventing France from stopping boats even if they are only a matter of metres off the coast.

She said the UK is adamant that France does have the legal authority to stop the boats but officials on the continent disagree.

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UK: Navy Tests the Use of NETS to Snare Migrants in the Channel as Record Numbers Cross Illegally From France

The Royal Navy has been testing the use of nets to stop migrants in the Channel, Priti Patel revealed yesterday.

Military ships worked with UK Border Force in May and June, trying out tactics to deploy against small boats crossing from France.

The Home Secretary made the disclosure as she blamed Paris for failing to get to grips with the migrant crisis.

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Instgram Censors User for Objecting to ‘Mute White People’ Sticker, Calls Criticism ‘Hate Speech’

An Instagram user was censored for objecting to the “mute white people” and “amplify melanated voices” stickers available on the platform.

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Vogue Magazine Faces Criticism After Black Gymnast Was Not Photographed by Dark Skinned Artist

Vogue magazine is facing criticism for its August issue, which features black gymnast Simone Biles on the cover. Critics are unhappy about both the style of the photos and the fact that world-famous Jewish photographer Annie Leibovitz took them instead of a dark-skinned photographer.

The gymnast’s photographs were criticized by a wide range of voices almost immediately after their publication. For example, New York Times photo editor Morrigan McCarthy and Black Women Photographers founder Polly Irung are among those who dislike them.

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Researchers Warn of “Jaw Dropping” Crash in Global Fertility Rate

“It’s extraordinary, we’ll have to reorganise societies”.

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5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/15/2020

  1. Re: Researchers warn of “jaw dropping” Crash in Global Fertility Rate.

    Where have they been? Dear Dymphna was saying this years ago; she quoted an Australian writer, whose name escapes me.

  2. That would be cruel and unusual punishment to bring a living being into the Clown World Downfall.
    Believe me the controllers or masters are happy about this and it is no accident.
    Reparations? My ancestors came over on boats in the early 1900s looking for work and food.
    I don’t owe anything and you can’t squeeze blood from a turnip anyway.

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