Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/2/2020

Ghislaine Maxwell, the paramour and alleged procurer for the late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested on federal charges in New Hampshire. Ms. Maxwell has reportedly offered to implicate higher-ups as part of a plea deal. There’s no word yet on when her suicide will be scheduled.

In other news, four international aid workers were abducted by Islamic mujahideen in Nigeria.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Coronavirus Lockdowns Have Made the Rich Vastly Richer and Poor Vastly Poorer
» Stocks Wrap Winning Week as Job Creation Roars Back in June
» The Banking Cartel Cult’s MO: How They Rob us of Real Wealth
 
USA
» #LetTheMusicPlay: Over 1,500 Artists Come Together to Call on Government to Stop “Catastrophic Damage” To Live Music
» “Ringleader” In Plot to Tear Down Andrew Jackson Statue is Arrested
» “You Won’t be Safe in Joe Biden’s America” — Trump Campaign Unveils Hard-Hitting Ad Against Biden (Video)
» 8 More Arrests Made in Connection to May 30th Scottsdale Looting, 44 Arrests Total
» Anti-American New York Times Goes After Mount Rushmore as Symbol of Racism
» Antifa Torches 100-Year-Old Elk Statue in Portland Because Racism and George Floyd
» Bill Gates Predicts ‘This Won’t be the Last Pandemic We Face’
» Black Lives Matter: “We Are Trained Marxists” — Part I
» BLM Activist Charged With Attempted Murder for Allegedly Shooting an Elderly Man During Riot in Utah
» Breaking: Epstein Confidante Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested, Sources Say
» Breaking: White Couple Charged With Assault After Viral Video Shows Pregnant Woman Defending Herself With Firearm in Confrontation With Black Woman
» Breaking: Detailed Charges Against Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein Confidante Ghislaine Maxwell Unsealed
» City of Columbus Removes Statue of Christopher Columbus Outside City Hall
» CNN Publishes Shame List of Companies That Didn’t Join Facebook Boycott
» Code Pink Plans Rallies in California on 4th of July While the Rest of the State Not Allowed to Hold Family Gatherings
» COVID-19 Hoax Implodes! Texas Exposes NIH/CDC Artificially Inflating Numbers
» Elite Pedophile Network to be Exposed After Arrest of Maxwell?
» Exclusive: 4th of July Warning — BLM and Crips Gang Members Stocking Up on Lethal Fireworks That Simulate Gun Fire
» Florida Sheriff Warns Antifa/BLM He’ll Deputize ‘Every Lawful Gun Owner in This County’ If Necessary
» Florida Sheriff Threatens to Deputize Gun Owners Against BLM Protesters
» Gavin Newsom Keeps His Winery Open for Tastings Over 4th of July Weekend as He Orders Beaches, Restaurants Closed and Targets Family Gatherings
» Ghislaine Maxwell Sexually Abused Children Alongside Jeffrey Epstein
» Herman Cain Hospitalized After Testing Positive for Coronavirus
» In the Most Moving Hannity of All Time, Father of a Son Who Was Killed in the CHOP Zone in Seattle Shares His Pain Over Losing His Son
» It Was Only a Matter of Time… Angry DC Black Lives Matter Protesters March Down Street Chanting Blood Libel Against Jews
» Jonathan Turley: Maxwell Arrest is “Bad News” For Prince Andrew
» Judge Orders Jeffrey Epstein Accuser to Destroy Files
» Left-Wing CHOP Zone Responsible for 525% Spike in Seattle Crime
» Mainstream Media Cites Dubious ‘Study’ Claiming Protests Didn’t Contribute to COVID-19 Rebound
» Masssive CDC Reporting Fraud Uncovered
» Microsoft Just Sank to a New Low by Shoving Edge Down Our Throats
» MSM Fear Mongers Over a Second Potential Virus in Pigs
» Must Read: Joe Biden to Ramp Up Barack Obama’s Plan to Abolish and Transform America’s Suburbs
» Pensioner Becomes Rapper to Tell Bible Stories Through Hip Hop
» Pregnant White Woman Falsely Accused of Racism Defends Herself With Firearm After Being Assaulted, Threatened by Black Woman (Video)
» Priest Suspended for Condemning Black Lives Matter Organization
» Prof Retires After University Publicly Condemns ‘Vile’ Tweets Criticizing BLM, Lockdown
» Record-Setting Gun Sales Could Leave Stores Dry
» Redskins Cannot Move Stadiums Unless Team Changes Name
» Report: Feds Arrest Antifa Goon Jason Charter in Attempted Toppling of Andrew Jackson Statue Near White House
» Republican Senators Propose Replacing Columbus Day With Juneteenth Day
» San Francisco to Stop Releasing Most Mug Shots to Prevent ‘Implicit Bias’ Against ‘Black and Brown Men’
» Schiff Briefed on Russia-Taliban Bounty Suspicions in February, Withheld Information From Congress
» Seattle CHOP Zone Dismantled Day After Occupiers Threatened to Raid Mayor’s Home
» South Dakota Tribal Leader Joins Call to Remove Mount Rushmore
» The Man Who Correctly Predicted President Trump’s 2016 Win Predicts President Trump Has a 91% Chance of Being Reelected in 2020
» The Purge: The Natural Progression of “Woke” Censorship is Tyranny
» This is Not Good: In May Reports Came Out That Bill Clinton Dated Ghislaine Maxwell — Now She’s Under Arrest — What Next?
» Twitter Censors Trump Tweet After NYT Files Copyright Complaint
» University Says ‘Black Lives Matter’ Values Are ‘Non-Negotiable Condition’ of Enrollment
» Victim’s Attorney: Ghislaine Maxwell Could Reveal ‘Bigger Names’ Involved in Epstein Pedo Network as Part of Plea Deal
» Videos Show Seattle’s CHOP Zone After Cops Oust Protesters
» Watch: Video Shows Absolute Chaos in New York City, Looks Like it’s Under Siege!
» Why We Should Not be Concerned About Increasing COVID-19 Cases in Texas
 
Canada
» More Than 1,000 Canadians March to US Embassy in Ottawa Chanting “We Love Trump” On Canada Day
 
Europe and the EU
» Almost Three-Quarters of Czechs Believe Foreigners Should Adapt to Local Culture
» Austrian Govt Ministers Under Police Protection After Death Threats From Turkish Grey Wolves
» Britain’s Biggest Ever Law Enforcement Operation Arrests 746 Organised Criminal Suspects
» Czech President Milos Zeman: “Black Lives Matter is Racist”
» Czechia to Economize on Its EU Council Presidency
» Duda: The Presence of US Soldiers in Poland is a Clear Sign of Friendship
» Extinction Rebellion Extremists Block Aeroplane at Swedish Airport
» France: Evangelical Churches Are Spreading in Paris’ Outskirts
» Hungary-Wide Test Shows Three Infected Out of 10,000
» Italy: Palamara and the Middle World, Pandora’s Box Opened, Mud Strategy Revealed
» Julian Assange’s ‘Torture’ Has ‘Intensified’ And Must be Stopped, Clinical Psychologist Says
» Klaus: Today’s EU Does Not Support Freedom
» Last Night in Sweden: Another House Bombed in Stockholm
» New Species of Ichthyosaur Discovered in Museum Collection
» Poland: March of Independence Association to Civic Platform: We Will Not Forget
» Sweden: Grenade Attack Caught on Video Against Family With Sleeping Kid — Could be Revenge for Police Report
» The German Void — Why the Virus Narrative Does Not Add Up
» UK Soldiers Banned From Taking the Knee in Uniform After Soft Cops Bowed to Far-Left BLM
» UK: 746 Arrested Plus Huge Haul of Guns, Grenades, Cars, Cash Seized in ‘Biggest Ever Law Enforcement Operation’
» UK: BBC to Lay Off 450 People After Pledging $124,000,000 for ‘Diverse’ Content to Appease BLM
» UK: Farage Vindicated as U-Turn Continues: BBC Says No BLM Badges After Platforming Far-Left Agenda
» UK: Police Investigate Deaths of 42 Babies, Three Mothers at NHS Scandal Hospital
» UK: Three Weeks After the Fact, Police Apologetically Make One Statue Toppler Arrest
» UK-EU Talks End Early as ‘Significant Differences’ Remain Obstacle to Deal
» Video: Sweden War Zone — Car Shot With 30 Bullets in Broad Daylight
 
North Africa
» Macron Builds Closer Ties With Russia, Starting in Libya
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Coronavirus: West Bank: Infections Rapidly Increasing
» Former Health Min. Director: Don’t Let Them Brainwash You About Coronavirus
» Vatican Warns Israel: West Bank Annexation Would ‘Jeopardize’ Peace
 
South Asia
» Indian PM Modi Shuts Weibo Account After Banning Chinese Apps
» Revealed: Russia Has Been Paying Taliban to Kill US Soldiers Since 2014 — During Obama Years
 
Far East
» Cardinal Zen Prepared for Arrest Under Hong Kong Security Law
» China Hits Back at International Moves Sparked by Hong Kong Security Law
» Hong Kong Protest Slogans Break China’s New Security Law: Government
» Police in Hong Kong Make First Arrests of Pro-Democracy Protesters Under New Pro China Law
 
Australia — Pacific
» Forgotten Something, Dan? How New Arrivals From Melbourne Are Checked by Police and Nurses in Sydney to Weed Out Travellers From Victoria’s COVID-19 Hotspots — But They Aren’t Tested Before Flying
» Why Did Daniel Andrews Go ‘Rogue’? NSW Treated Hotel Quarantine as a Military Operation, But Victoria Used Private Security Who Broke Every Self-Distancing Rule — Even Having Sex With Those in Isolation — and Now Australia Could Pay a Heavy Price
» Young Newspaper Art Critics Resign in Protest at Their Own ‘Appalling and Shameful Whiteness’ — Telling Bosses to Hire Ethnic Minority Writers Instead
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» 4 International Aid Workers Abducted by Radical Islamists in Nigeria
» More Than 350 Botswana Elephants Mysteriously Dead Next to Watering Holes
 
Immigration
» A European Court Backs 3 Migrants, Rules Against France
» Aid Group Seeks Port for 180 Migrants Rescued in Med Sea
» Border Force’s Migrant Mission Impossible: Over 24 Hours, The Mail Photographed a Stretch of the Channel to Witness Migrants’ Perilous Crossings and the British Vessels That Rescue Them…
» Defund the Border Police! Pro-Migrant NGO Captain’s Radical Call
» Migrants Test Positive for Coronavirus After Arriving in Italy
 
Culture Wars
» Christian Photographer Sues Virginia Over Law Carrying $50,000 Fine for Refusing to Work Same-Sex Wedding
» Government Plans to Use Influencers and Target “Bad” Memes to Counter COVID Vaccine “Misinformation”
» Law Prof Wants to Scrap US Constitution’s “Racist” And “Gendered” Language
» Mississippi Bans Abortion Based on Race, Sex, Genetic Anomalies
» Poland: YouTube Removes Video Criticizing LGBT Ideology
» UN Recruits an Army of Social Media Coronavirus “Misinformation” Correctors
» YouTube Hits Commentary Channels With Mass Demonetization, Gives Bogus Reasons
 

Coronavirus Lockdowns Have Made the Rich Vastly Richer and Poor Vastly Poorer

Globalists expanding wealth gap by destroying middle class, small businesses.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Stocks Wrap Winning Week as Job Creation Roars Back in June

U.S. equity markets rallied Thursday after the June jobs report showed the nation’s employers brought more workers on board than expected during a gradual reopening of the economy.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 92 points, or 0.36 percent, after giving up the bulk of its early gains. The S&P 500 rose 0.45 percent while the Nasdaq posted its 23rd record close of the year, adding 0.52 percent.

All three of the major averages posted healthy gains for the holiday-shortened week. Financial markets and government offices are closed on Friday in observance of Independence Day.

Nonfarm payrolls added 4.8 million workers in June, pushing the unemployment rate down to 11.1 percent, according to the Labor Department. Wall Street analysts surveyed by Refinitiv were expecting the addition of 3 million jobs, with unemployment dropping to 12.3 percent.

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

The Banking Cartel Cult’s MO: How They Rob us of Real Wealth

The international banking cartel has been robbing people blind since they began with the centralized banking system. However, not many like to talk about just how they end up so wealthy and owning everything others have worked for.

David Icke mention this method of operation by “the cult” when he sat down with London Real’s Brian Rose. Icke has an uncanny way of laying out the way they are removing our wealth and property. Icke has been banned from YouTube for speaking up against the powers that shouldn’t be, so this video could be removed by the time you see this.

Basically, the bankers create money that doesn’t exist and loan it to people in exchange for collateral, or real wealth (such as a home, or land, or other physical assets.) If a person cannot repay the money that was created out of thin air, along with interest, the bankers will come in and take the collateral away, confiscating real wealth.

The cult does this by “creating a situation in which they can lend money that doesn’t exist to called ‘credit’ to the population and then charge interest on it, and taking as collateral that which does exist; land, resources, homes, businesses, and if the population doesn’t pay back the credit money that is a figment of the imagination, created out of nothing, basically, then the people issuing the credit, i.e., the banking system owned by the cult, gets your wealth that does exist,” say Icke.

This is an important piece of information to keep in mind. If you owe money, and that loan is called up, and you cannot repay it, they will lay claim to the collateral that you’ve worked hard for. All because you cannot come up with enough fake money to give to them. Like I’ve been saying, the system is rigged, and it’s not in our favor. This is the true nature of “the wealth gap” the mainstream media will refuse to talk about.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

#LetTheMusicPlay: Over 1,500 Artists Come Together to Call on Government to Stop “Catastrophic Damage” To Live Music

Radiohead, The Cure, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Johnny Marr, Dizzee Rascal, Primal Scream, Paul McCartney, Dua Lipa, The Rolling Stones and Coldplay are among the huge list of artists who have signed an open letter to the government for the #LetTheMusicPlay campaign — demanding immediate action to prevent “catastrophic damage” to the music industry in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown.

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

“Ringleader” In Plot to Tear Down Andrew Jackson Statue is Arrested

‘They were very organized… They had acid, chisels, straps and a human chain preventing police from getting to the statue.’

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

“You Won’t be Safe in Joe Biden’s America” — Trump Campaign Unveils Hard-Hitting Ad Against Biden (Video)

The Trump campaign hammered Joe Biden on Thursday for supporting radical Marxist Black Lives Matter militants who are working to defund the police.

Biden claims he doesn’t support the movement to defund the police, however he supports Black Lives Matter and other far-left organizations pushing to defund and defang police departments.

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

8 More Arrests Made in Connection to May 30th Scottsdale Looting, 44 Arrests Total

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Eight additional people have been arrested in connection to riots in Scottsdale on May 30th, the police department announced Friday.

Three of them are juveniles and are not identified.

Over 40 people have been arrested in connection to the riots, some people are facing felonies and others, misdemeanors.

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

Anti-American New York Times Goes After Mount Rushmore as Symbol of Racism

The mask has been ripped off of the far left New York Times.

They have always been a left leaning paper but in recent years, they have gone as far left as the radical base of the Democratic party.

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

Antifa Torches 100-Year-Old Elk Statue in Portland Because Racism and George Floyd

Antifa terrorists torched a racist Elk statue last night in Portland.

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

Bill Gates Predicts ‘This Won’t be the Last Pandemic We Face’

Globalist warns more pandemics will emerge.

[Comment: Sounds like a threat. Will his buddy Fauci and NIH be funding more gain of function virus research.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Black Lives Matter: “We Are Trained Marxists” — Part I

A recent survey by the Pew Research Center found that more than two-thirds of Americans support the Black Lives Matter movement. The high level of backing raises the question of how much the public knows about BLM.

On the surface, BLM presents itself as a grassroots movement dedicated to the noble tasks of fighting racism and police brutality. A deeper dive shows that BLM is a Marxist revolutionary movement aimed at transforming the United States — and the entire world — into a communist dystopia.

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

BLM Activist Charged With Attempted Murder for Allegedly Shooting an Elderly Man During Riot in Utah

A Black Lives Matter activist was arrested for allegedly shooting an elderly man during a riot in Provo, Utah, on Tuesday.

Jesse Taggart, 33, was hit with a list of charges, including attempted aggravated murder, aggravated assault, rioting, threatening use of a weapon, criminal mischief, and firing a weapon near a highway.

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

Breaking: Epstein Confidante Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested, Sources Say

The FBI has reportedly arrested British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, a longtime confidante to Jeffrey Epstein who allegedly procured underage girls for the convicted pedophile.

“She was arrested in New Hampshire on Epstein-related charges and is expected to appear in a federal court later today,” NBC New York reported.

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

Breaking: White Couple Charged With Assault After Viral Video Shows Pregnant Woman Defending Herself With Firearm in Confrontation With Black Woman

A white Oakland County, Michigan couple were charged with felony assault on Thursday after a video of a pregnant woman defending herself from a black woman with a firearm went viral.

Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper charged Jillian Wuestenberg , 32, and Eric Wuestenberg, 42, each with one count of felonious assault, a four-year felony, the Detroit News reported.

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

Breaking: Detailed Charges Against Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein Confidante Ghislaine Maxwell Unsealed

The charges against Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime confidante Ghislaine Maxwell have been unsealed by the Justice Department, and they’re stunning.

Maxwell was arrested Thursday morning by the FBI, and now she faces two counts of conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, two counts of conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, and two counts of perjury.

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

City of Columbus Removes Statue of Christopher Columbus Outside City Hall

Early Wednesday morning, a crew of city workers gathered outside the Columbus, Ohio, City Hall to remove a statue of Christopher Columbus.

Workers climbed the more than 20-foot-tall metal structure to strap large support bands around the statue’s waist before a large crane parked along the sidewalk of a nearby street pulled Columbus off his pedestal and slowly lowered the statue into a flatbed trailer.

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

CNN Publishes Shame List of Companies That Didn’t Join Facebook Boycott

‘It’s activism, not journalism,’ GOP advisor says.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Code Pink Plans Rallies in California on 4th of July While the Rest of the State Not Allowed to Hold Family Gatherings

California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) on Tuesday announced he will be rolling back the state’s reopening due to the surge in Coronavirus cases.

On Wednesday, Newsom shut it down.

Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and Orange County on Wednesday were ordered to close indoor operations at restaurants, wineries, tasting rooms, zoos and museums.

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

COVID-19 Hoax Implodes! Texas Exposes NIH/CDC Artificially Inflating Numbers

Plus, a photographer shares powerful images from Sunday’s Infowars event.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Elite Pedophile Network to be Exposed After Arrest of Maxwell?

The FBI has arrested Ghislaine Maxwell, the woman who helped Jeffrey Epstein procure young girls and minors as part of a sexual blackmail operation involving members of the global elite that could now be blown wide open.

“She was arrested in Bedford, New Hampshire around 8:30 a.m. on charges she conspired with Epstein to sexually abuse minors, and is expected to appear in a federal court later today,” reports NBC News.

Now it remains to be seen whether Maxwell will suffer the same fate as Jeffrey Epstein, who conveniently “committed suicide” before he could talk.

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

Exclusive: 4th of July Warning — BLM and Crips Gang Members Stocking Up on Lethal Fireworks That Simulate Gun Fire

Last weekend members of BLM and the Crips gang colluded in assaulting a group of Christians who prayed at the statue of St. Louis in Forest Park in St. Louis. We have evidence the same criminals who assaulted individuals at the prayer event have purchased over 300 pounds of fireworks which simulate gun fire.

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

Florida Sheriff Warns Antifa/BLM He’ll Deputize ‘Every Lawful Gun Owner in This County’ If Necessary

‘I’ll deputize them for this one purpose to stand in the gap between lawlessness and civility.’

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Florida Sheriff Threatens to Deputize Gun Owners Against BLM Protesters

A Sheriff in Clay County, Florida has threatened to deputize gun owners against Black Lives Matter protesters if they try to impose “lawlessness” by overwhelming local police forces.

Flanked by his deputies, Sheriff Darryl Daniels released a three minute video urging people to ignore the mainstream media and to not “fall victim to this conversation that law enforcement is bad, that law enforcement is the enemy of the citizens that we’re sworn to protect and serve.”

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

Gavin Newsom Keeps His Winery Open for Tastings Over 4th of July Weekend as He Orders Beaches, Restaurants Closed and Targets Family Gatherings

California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) on Tuesday announced he will be rolling back the state’s reopening due to the surge in Coronavirus cases.

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

Ghislaine Maxwell Sexually Abused Children Alongside Jeffrey Epstein

Charge alleges she was not just a trafficker of victims.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Herman Cain Hospitalized After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has been hospitalized and is being treated for COVID-19, according to a statement Thursday.

Cain’s staff announced on Twitter that the 74-year-old businessman was admitted to the hospital near Atlanta on Wednesday, but is doing well and is not on a ventilator. Cain was notified on Monday that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and by Wednesday had developed symptoms serious enough that he required hospitalization, the statement said.

His staff said they don’t know how Cain became infected.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

In the Most Moving Hannity of All Time, Father of a Son Who Was Killed in the CHOP Zone in Seattle Shares His Pain Over Losing His Son

In one of the most moving Hannity Shows ever, the father of a son slain in the CHOP zone in Seattle spoke out. It was a very emotional interview for Hannity and viewers who could see the pain the father felt after losing his son so senselessly.

Hannity held one of his most riveting interviews of all time last night when he brought on his show the father of a teen slain in Seattle’s CHOP zone a few weeks ago. Hannity provided the father ample time to share his story and feelings about losing his son so senselessly.

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

It Was Only a Matter of Time… Angry DC Black Lives Matter Protesters March Down Street Chanting Blood Libel Against Jews

You just knew this was going to happen.

It always does with the far left.

On Wednesday Black Lives Matter mob marched down the streets of Washington DC chanting against Jews.

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

Jonathan Turley: Maxwell Arrest is “Bad News” For Prince Andrew

Criminal defense lawyer Jonathan Turley expressed surprise that Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell left the relative safety of Paris to return to America, while noting that her arrest was “bad news” for Prince Andrew.

Maxwell was arrested by the FBI in New Hampshire and immediately charged by federal prosecutors, leaving open the possibility that damning new details about Epstein’s global sex trafficking pedophile network could be exposed.

According to Turley, it’s a surprise that Maxwell decided to leave Paris and travel to the U.S. given that extradition laws in France would have largely protected her from prosecution.

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

Judge Orders Jeffrey Epstein Accuser to Destroy Files

Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre has been ordered by a US District Judge to destroy files believed to contain the names of Epstein’s associates — because they were “improperly obtained.’

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Left-Wing CHOP Zone Responsible for 525% Spike in Seattle Crime

After characterizing the infamous CHOP area of downtown Seattle as a “summer of love,” Mayor Jenny Durkan was eventually forced to acknowledge that the failed communist experiment was responsible for a whopping 525 per cent spike in crime.

As we highlighted yesterday, following weeks of violence and chaos, CHOP was finally dismantled by Seattle police, but only after occupiers marched on Mayor Durkan’s 5,000 sqft., $7.6 million house.

For almost the entirety of June, the area was plagued with fights, bickering, robberies and rapes, with occupiers targeting both outsiders and each other.

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

Mainstream Media Cites Dubious ‘Study’ Claiming Protests Didn’t Contribute to COVID-19 Rebound

This is almost laughable.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Masssive CDC Reporting Fraud Uncovered

The CDC is over counting the number of China coronavirus cases in an apparent effort to keep the country shut down throughout the summer. This fraudulent activity was uncovered by the far-left Atlantic proving even a dead clock is right twice a day.

On May 21, 2020, the Atlantic reported that the CDC was over counting the number of cases of individuals with the China coronavirus:

This is not merely a technical error. States have set quantitative guidelines for reopening their economies based on these flawed data points.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Microsoft Just Sank to a New Low by Shoving Edge Down Our Throats

If I told you that my entire computer screen just got taken over by a new app that I’d never installed or asked for — it just magically appeared on my desktop, my taskbar, and preempted my next website launch — you’d probably tell me to run a virus scanner and stay away from shady websites, no?

But the insanely intrusive app I’m talking about isn’t a piece of ransomware. It’s Microsoft’s new Chromium Edge browser, which the company is now force-feeding users via an automatic update to Windows.

People should run whatever the hell they damn well please, but the last few years it has become increasingly clear that Windows is deteriorating fast. Oddly enough, it’s not the operating system itself that’s deteriorating — in fact, Windows is probably in a better technical state than it’s ever been — but the policies and anti-user ‘features’ draped around it.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

MSM Fear Mongers Over a Second Potential Virus in Pigs

Dr. Anthony Fauci is saying there’s a virus we should watch, the mainstream media went straight to fear-mongering. But, like the coronavirus, there is very little to fear — other than the mainstream media’s reporting.

A new study published on Monday in the American journal PNAS has reported on a brand-new viral threat, just as we were beginning to tire of the old one. This time it is a new strain of swine flu, dubbed G4 EA H1N1, or G4 for short. The study claims the virus replicates efficiently in human airways and has infected some workers who handled the pigs without causing disease.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Must Read: Joe Biden to Ramp Up Barack Obama’s Plan to Abolish and Transform America’s Suburbs

Author Stanley Kurtz argued in his book Spreading The Wealth: How Obama Is Robbing The Suburbs To Pay For the Cites that Barack Obama’s grand socialist plan included redistributing wealth from American suburbs to the inner city.

Obama passed regulations in 2013 to force suburban neighborhoods with no record of housing discrimination to build more public housing targeted to ethnic and racial minorities.

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

Pensioner Becomes Rapper to Tell Bible Stories Through Hip Hop

Hip hop might not be thought a musical style associated with those in their eighties.

But an 85-year-old member of the Salvation Army Community Church in Raploch is using rap as a way of putting across Bible stories.

Retired teacher John Coutts, who lives in Causewayhead with his wife Heather, has just launched ‘Rap Around the Gospel’ retelling 16 tales from the life of Jesus.

John said this week: “I’ve always been keen on making poetry popular and accessible and so was interested in the rise of rap.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Pregnant White Woman Falsely Accused of Racism Defends Herself With Firearm After Being Assaulted, Threatened by Black Woman (Video)

Lake Orion, Michigan — A white couple leaving a Chipotle restaurant this week were falsely accused of racism by a black woman and her 15-year-old daughter.

The black woman accused a pregnant white woman of bumping into her daughter near the entrance of the restaurant and demanded an apology.

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

Priest Suspended for Condemning Black Lives Matter Organization

A Catholic priest in Indiana has been suspended by his diocese for condemning the organization Black Lives Matter in his weekly message last Sunday.

Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carmel described organizers of the Marxist, gay activist, anti-nuclear family organization as “maggots and parasites.”

His bishop, Timothy Doherty of the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana, ordered the move Wednesday.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Prof Retires After University Publicly Condemns ‘Vile’ Tweets Criticizing BLM, Lockdown

UNC-Wilmington professor slammed for calling ‘Women’s Studies’ non-essential.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Record-Setting Gun Sales Could Leave Stores Dry

Gun sales once again set a new record for the month of June, but some retailers are reporting that the rush on guns and ammunition has drained their stock nearly dry.

An analysis of background check numbers by industry analyst Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting released on Wednesday indicates that more than 2.3 million guns were sold in the United States during June. That’s an increase of more than 145.3 percent over June 2019. It’s also up from the 1.7 million estimated to have been sold in May, the 1.8 million in April, and just shy of the all-time monthly record of 2.5 million set back in March.

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

Redskins Cannot Move Stadiums Unless Team Changes Name

The Washington Redskins cannot leave FedEx Field for one in Washington, D.C., unless the team changes it names, according to reporting by The Washington Post.

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

Report: Feds Arrest Antifa Goon Jason Charter in Attempted Toppling of Andrew Jackson Statue Near White House

Fox News reporter Jake Gibson reported Thursday that federal law enforcement officers arrested Jason Charter, the alleged ‘ringleader’ of the attempted toppling of the Andrew Jackson equestrian statue in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House last week. President Trump has made it a priority to catch and prosecute those involved in the attack on the statue.

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Republican Senators Propose Replacing Columbus Day With Juneteenth Day

Two Republican Senators on Wednesday proposed replacing Columbus Day with Juneteenth Day as a federal holiday.

Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and James Lankford (R-OK) rolled out an amendment to a bill sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) last month to make Juneteenth an official federal holiday.

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San Francisco to Stop Releasing Most Mug Shots to Prevent ‘Implicit Bias’ Against ‘Black and Brown Men’

“Research” suggests they create an “illusory correlation” associating “black and brown men” with criminal behavior.

[Comment: Illusory!?]

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Schiff Briefed on Russia-Taliban Bounty Suspicions in February, Withheld Information From Congress

A couple weeks ago The New York Times published a story claiming that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban forces to kill US troops, citing “officials briefed on the matter.”

President Trump early Sunday morning dismissed the New York Times report on the GRU-Taliban allegations.

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Seattle CHOP Zone Dismantled Day After Occupiers Threatened to Raid Mayor’s Home

But seemingly not in response to weeks of violence.

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South Dakota Tribal Leader Joins Call to Remove Mount Rushmore

A South Dakota tribal leader is joining the call to remove the four sculptures of U.S. presidents carved into Mount Rushmore — land that is sacred to the Lakota Sioux.

Harold Frazier, chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, said in a statement published by USA Today that the monument “stands as a reminder” that the United States “cannot keep a promise or treaty.”

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The Man Who Correctly Predicted President Trump’s 2016 Win Predicts President Trump Has a 91% Chance of Being Reelected in 2020

Professor Helmut Norpoth from Stony Brook University told Lou Dobbs on August 16th, 2016, that Donald Trump had an 87% chance of winning the 2016 Presidential election.

Professor Norpoth is a political science professor at Long Island’s Stoney Brook University.

His model has been correct since 1996 on predicting the popular vote.

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The Purge: The Natural Progression of “Woke” Censorship is Tyranny

Three of the largest platforms on the internet — Reddit, Twitch, and YouTube just acted simultaneously in a single day to shut down tens of thousands of forums, streamers and video channels, the majority of which espouse conservative arguments which the media refers to as “hate speech”.

To be sure, at least a few of the outlets shut down probably argue from a position of race superiority. However, I keep seeing the mainstream media making accusations that all the people being silenced right now deserve it due to “racism” and “calls for violence”, and I have yet to see them offer a single piece of evidence supporting any of these claims.

A recent article from the hyper-leftist Salon is a perfect example of the hypocrisy and madness of the social justice left in action. It’s titled ‘Twitch, YouTube And Reddit Punished Trump And Other Racists — And That’s A Great Thing For Freedom’. Here are a few excerpts with my commentary:

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This is Not Good: In May Reports Came Out That Bill Clinton Dated Ghislaine Maxwell — Now She’s Under Arrest — What Next?

In May a new book claimed that Bill Clinton had an affair with Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged madam.

The New York Post reported:

Bill Clinton had an affair with British-born socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of helping recruit underage victims for notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, according to a blockbuster new book.

The ex-president — who denies cheating on wife Hillary Clinton with Maxwell — reportedly engaged in the romps during overseas trips on Epstein’s private plane, a customized Boeing 727 that’s since become known as the “Lolita Express.”

The nation’s 42nd head of state also repeatedly sneaked out to visit Maxwell at her Upper East Side townhouse, as detailed in this exclusive excerpt.

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Twitter Censors Trump Tweet After NYT Files Copyright Complaint

On Wednesday, Twitter censored President Trump’s account once again, removing a meme he posted after the New York Times filed a copyright complaint, claiming it owns the image featured in the president’s tweet.

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University Says ‘Black Lives Matter’ Values Are ‘Non-Negotiable Condition’ of Enrollment

University demands full compliance with social justice agenda.

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Victim’s Attorney: Ghislaine Maxwell Could Reveal ‘Bigger Names’ Involved in Epstein Pedo Network as Part of Plea Deal

Victim’s attorney Lisa Bloom says that Ghislaine Maxwell could reveal a “bigger name” involved in Jeffrey Epstein’s pedophile network in order to secure a plea deal.

Appearing on UK radio show LBC, Bloom stated, “I’m sure that Ghislaine’s attorneys will try to make a deal where she speaks out about a bigger name to get reduced charges for herself.”

“But she herself is a big name, with Jeffrey Epstein’s passing a year ago, she is one of the biggest names of people who were involved in this scheme,” she added.

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Videos Show Seattle’s CHOP Zone After Cops Oust Protesters

Seattle police officers cleared out protesters from the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone on Wednesday, revealing several city blocks full of graffiti and debris.

Cops moved swiftly through the area, arresting more than 30 people for various charges, including failure to disperse, obstruction, assault, and weapon possession.

After weeks of permitting the occupation, Mayor Jenny Durkan ended the demonstration after two people were shot to death in the lawless zone. Authorities were surprised by the large-scale vandalism that had occurred within CHOP.

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Watch: Video Shows Absolute Chaos in New York City, Looks Like it’s Under Siege!

A video posted on Facebook this past Sunday by a New York man named Kevin Brabazon shows New York City in absolute chaos.

In the video, violent thugs in the streets are seen throwing glass bottles at police vehicles, while the police officers do nothing to stop the situation.

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Why We Should Not be Concerned About Increasing COVID-19 Cases in Texas

Should we be concerned about the total number of COVID-19 deaths or COVID-19 cases that do not result in death? On June 29, 2020, former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson, and an important alternative voice on COVID-19, received a note from a managing partner of the medical care facilities CompleteCare in Texas. The author tells of what’s happening on the ground, and it differs dramatically from the headlines driving Texas officials to once again close up the economy in a panic over a rise in cases.

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More Than 1,000 Canadians March to US Embassy in Ottawa Chanting “We Love Trump” On Canada Day

On Canada Day in Ottawa a group of Trump lovers marched on the US Embassy chanting “We love Trump”.

In an exclusive report at the Rair Foundation USA website, a group of Canadians showed their love for President Trump.

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Almost Three-Quarters of Czechs Believe Foreigners Should Adapt to Local Culture

More than 7 out of 10 Czechs believe that foreigners living in the Czech Republic should adapt to local customs as much as possible, according to data provided by the Atlas of the Czechs, a free-to-use online tool provided by market research firm Behavio.

Almost three-quarters of Czechs (72 percent) answered that those living in Czechia permanently should adjust to local customs, 24 percent believe that foreigners should adapt at least partially and just 3 percent of respondents stated that foreigners should feel free to live as they wish.

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Austrian Govt Ministers Under Police Protection After Death Threats From Turkish Grey Wolves

Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer and Integration Minister Susanne Raab have been placed under police protection following death threats from the far-right Turkish Grey Wolves after a series of riots last week in Vienna.

Both ministers, who are members of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP), have been given police protection since Tuesday night. They are currently being guarded by the elite Cobra unit of the Austrian police force.

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Britain’s Biggest Ever Law Enforcement Operation Arrests 746 Organised Criminal Suspects

The National Crime Agency has gone after the “ringleaders and the masterminds” of organised criminal networks in the UK, arresting 746 so far, and seizing over two tonnes of drugs, £54 million in cash, and 77 firearms. It is being described as Britain’s biggest ever law enforcement operation…

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Czech President Milos Zeman: “Black Lives Matter is Racist”

The President of the Czech Republic, Milos Zeman, told an audience this week that “Black Lives Matter” is racist.

Zeman added, “The slogan Black Lives Matter is racist because all lives count.”

Of course, he has a point.

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Czechia to Economize on Its EU Council Presidency

Two years before the start of the Czech Presidency of the EU Council, Czech diplomats in Brussels are working on how to successfully manage its organization with a budget of about one-third lower compared to 2009, when the Czech Republic led the EU Council for the first time.

Czechia will take over the EU Council Presidency in July 2022. Last October, the Czech government approved the budget of the Presidency at 1.24 billion korunas (€46.58 million), as proposed by Prime Minister Andrej Babis. However, Social Democrats and some of the opposition politicians deemed this amount rather low.

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Duda: The Presence of US Soldiers in Poland is a Clear Sign of Friendship

President Andrzej Duda has met with Polish and American soldiers who participated in the Defender-Europe 20 Plus military exercises in the Drawsko Land Forces Training Center (Northwest Poland). He was accompanied by minister of national defense Mariusz Blaszczak.

During his visit, the president emphasized that the joint training of Polish and US troops in Poland is a clear sign of Polish-American friendship.

He added that it is also a symbol of American responsibility for peace throughout the world and Central-Eastern Europe.

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Extinction Rebellion Extremists Block Aeroplane at Swedish Airport

Just days after storming an airport runway in Paris, Swedish members of the extremist climate change group Extinction Rebellion blocked an SAS airlines flight at Sweden’s Ängelholm—Helsingborg Airport.

Just as European airlines are starting to recommence services after being wiped out by Coronavirus lockdowns, radical greens seem determined to prevent the industry from recovering. Several activists took to the runway on Monday at around 7:30 pm and got in front of an SAS Airlines aircraft that was making a domestic flight. The protest group stated that they were opposed to bailouts for the airline.

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France: Evangelical Churches Are Spreading in Paris’ Outskirts

by Jade Levin

It’s Sunday morning in Paris. While many are still in bed recovering from a hangover and thinking about how a tasty croissant and cheese could help to cure it, by 9 a.m. others are already busy dedicating their time to God. Next to an Indian restaurant, at this small evangelical church in the fifteenth district, a young team of musicians tuning their instruments are gathering. Just like every week, dozens of believers all dressed-up are following the sermon with their worn out Bible or on their iPhone. Some have rode a seven-hour-bus from the Alps to join the worship service. The austerity of the place dampens the warm social atmosphere, however the music soon creates a birthday-like mood. Drums beat, guitars electrify, people raise their hands singing as the pastor behind the piano sets the tempo of the homily. In the outside world, people are walking by looking at the excited crowd in astonishment.

A new evangelical church is built every 10 days in France, thanks to the efforts of highly motivated believers like these. Once a fringe religious movement, evangelicalism is gaining ground and now counts 2,400 churches and 460,000 followers across France.

“The rise of Evangelism is slow but real,” comments Daniel Liechti, the man in charge of establishing new churches for the National Council of French Evangelicals (CNEF).

[…]

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Hungary-Wide Test Shows Three Infected Out of 10,000

A nationwide coronavirus test on a representative sample of 10,575 Hungarians showed that among them only three were infected with the disease, while another 70 samples indicated that their organisms had previously fought off the disease, Hungarian news portal Origo reported.

The sampling program was launched in early May by Budapest Semmelweis University, in cooperation with the Central Statistics Office (KSH) and the Ministry for Innovation and Technology.

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Italy: Palamara and the Middle World, Pandora’s Box Opened, Mud Strategy Revealed

(by Francesco Matera) The leader of the League, reinvigorated by the non-authorization to proceed by the Senate junta (on the Open Arms migrants case), addresses the President Mattarella asking him to intervene publicly because it affects the image of the entire Italian judiciary.

The reference is to Pandora’s box uncovered by the chat contents of the Roman magistrate Luca Palamara. A story that exposed the world in the middle of a part of the judiciary which, dominated by ideological currents and much more, has forgotten its primary role within the institutional framework.

Interviewed in ‘Fuori dal coro’, on Rete 4, Salvini speaking of the storm on the proxies born from the Palamara case, said that the Quirinale should make his voice heard. In fact, the silence of the Head of the CSM (Mattarella) is embarrassing even when the organ he chairs he deemed it appropriate to open files on the magistrates mentioned in the “scoop” article of Truth.

from Prosecutor of Perugia, reports Ansa, have arrived further acts of the investigation on the Roman prosecutor Luca Palamara, whose assessment is “indispensable for the purposes of the final considerations on the disciplinary actions exercised and on any new actions to be taken”. This is evidenced by the General Prosecutor of Cassation…

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Julian Assange’s ‘Torture’ Has ‘Intensified’ And Must be Stopped, Clinical Psychologist Says

216 medical professionals signed article published in medical journal demanding end to ‘ongoing torture and medical neglect’ of Wikileaks publisher.

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Klaus: Today’s EU Does Not Support Freedom

Speaking in front of politicians from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, former Czech President Vaclav Klaus said that today’s European Union follows the wrong path that does not lead to democracy or friendly cooperation between European countries.

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Last Night in Sweden: Another House Bombed in Stockholm

The bombing crisis in Sweden is continuing as yet another explosion took place on Monday night.

Police were notified of the attack at 23:40 pm of an explosion at a villa.

[Comment: Article dated June 30, 2020.]

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New Species of Ichthyosaur Discovered in Museum Collection

Hauffiopteryx altera (Latin for different from) has been identified as a new species of Ichthyosaurs by researchers from McGill University and the State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart in Germany.

Ichthyosaurs (‘fish lizards’), a group of tuna-shaped reptiles that inhabited Earth’s seas during the Mesozoic Era, were discovered by scientists in the early 19thcentury. Similar to the modern-day dolphin, ichthyosaurs underwent profound adaptions to aquatic environments including limbs transformed into flippers, a dorsal fin, and a tail fin.

Following a meticulous study of all specimens related to Hauffiopteryx typicus, a small 2-meter-long species, it was revealed that a single specimen in Germany was in fact different.

“Although the marine ecosystems are generally similar across Europe during this time, we are finding there are some rare and possibly endemic species,” explains Dirley Cortes, a graduate student under the supervision of Prof. Hans Larsson at McGill’s Redpath Museum and co-author of the study published in Palaeontologica Electronica. “This finding will have a lot to say about how these ancient ecosystems functioned.”

The fossils were retrieved in the Posidonia Shale, an Early Jurassic geological formation located at the axis of Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

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Poland: March of Independence Association to Civic Platform: We Will Not Forget

The first nods towards the electorates of the candidates from the first round have begun.

Especially vital are the voters from right-wing factions, such as those of Confederation’s Krzysztof Bosak. The first attempts to court his supporters were made by Civic Platform (PO).

Meanwhile, Robert Bakiewicz of the March of Independence Association harshly referred to the offers made by Rafal Trzaskowski and PO.

“We’d like to urge our sympathizers, patriots all across Poland: do not be tricked by these false advances. We’d like to remind that between 2010-2015 (PO government term) the police gassed and assaulted us, antifa activists — terrorists were brought from Germany to attack us. This was a fight against patriotism,” Bakiewicz declared.

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Sweden: Grenade Attack Caught on Video Against Family With Sleeping Kid — Could be Revenge for Police Report

The family’s 4 year old boy was sleeping only metres away from where the grenade exploded.

Late Monday evening a villa north of Stockholm was targeted in a grenade attack. Police suspect that the attack was revenge because the dad in the family had reported a person to the police.

Earlier the same day, the man had reportedly been run over by a mopedist, after which he took a photo of the driver and called police.

[Comment: Article dated July 1, 2020.]

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The German Void — Why the Virus Narrative Does Not Add Up

An investigation by Alessandra Benignetti, Andrea Indini

Covid-19 can insidiously hide anywhere. Even in a saltshaker. And by so doing even the simplest of gestures, such as passing a colleague the salt at the canteen, can act as a dangerous vehicle of infection. This is how on 22 January patient 5 and patient 4 of the Webasto cluster were infected, at the headquarters of the car component manufacturing company in Stockford, a residential area inhabited by 4000 people west of Munich in Bavaria. Maybe they did not even exchange glance.They might not even have exchanged glances. Back to back, sitting at two different tables. And yet two days later patient 5 already displayed the first symptoms: fever, nausea, vomit, cough, chest pains, fatigue, loss of appetite. The ways of Covid are infinite, and however accurate “contact tracing” might be, there is always some percentage of uncertainty.

“Another limitation of our study is that… not all infectious encounters could be reconstructed”; so reads an article published on 15 May on the science journal The Lancet, written by specialists of the Bavarian authority for Health and Food Safety at the Robert Koch Institute, of Berlin’s Charité University Hospital and other German health authorities. Those same experts who followed the developments of the cluster in Bavaria, to this day, the first example of human to human transmission in Europe. During the “exposure period”, following the arrival from Shanghai on January 19 in Stockdorf of a Chinese company employee who already manifested the first symptoms of Sars-Cov-2 ,”the company held business and social events”. “It is possible — the infectious disease specialists on Lancet add — that an infectious case might have met a successor case so briefly that neither of the two remembered the encounter.”

This is why those who, like Massimo Galli, director of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Milan’s Sacco Hospital, believe that the virus reached Lombardy at the end of January via the Stockdorf cluster, prefer to follow the “genetic trail” rather than tracking. According to the conclusions reached by his German colleagues the outbreak was isolated in a few weeks with a total of 16 people infected, 10 of which were company employees. According to the Sacco hospital expert, the virus could have travelled further, reaching the Lodigiano area, one of Italy’s first red zones. “Our data show that the Sars-Cov-2 isolates which infected the Italian patients involved in the early epidemic in northern Italy and also isolated from other European and Latin American patients reporting contacts with Italy, are closely related to the same strain isolated during one of the first European clusters which occurred in Bavaria in late January 2020”, we read in a study by the title “Genomic characterization and phylogenetic analysis of SARS€COV€2 in Italy,” published by Galli on the Journal of Medical Virology on 24 March.

However, Webasto refutes Galli’s version, assuring that “none of the infected employees” travelled to Italy “during the months of January and February”. In a statement issued on 10 March the company specified that “none of the infected colleagues, nor any of their direct contacts, travelled to Italy after 27 January 2020”. It is unclear whether anybody did so before that date. We tried to investigate further by contacting the Bavarian company directly. However, when we asked whether any work or pleasure related travel to Italy before 27 January could be ruled out, that being the day when the employee from Shanghai tested positive to coronavirus, the answer was particularly vague. “ We know that theories have been published in Italy stating that the virus reached Italy though Webasto, while there are other medical theories, for example that of Berlin’s Charité hospital, which claim that that part of the virus is too dissimilar to be of the same origin”.

[…]

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UK Soldiers Banned From Taking the Knee in Uniform After Soft Cops Bowed to Far-Left BLM

British soldiers have been banned from taking the knee in solidarity with the far-left Black Lives Matter movement when they are in uniform, as they are bound to remain politically neutral.

Military leaders reportedly told soldiers at the Naval Base HMS Sultan in Gosport, Hampshire, that they were forbidden from making the gesture.

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UK: 746 Arrested Plus Huge Haul of Guns, Grenades, Cars, Cash Seized in ‘Biggest Ever Law Enforcement Operation’

British authorities have arrested 746 suspects, seized tens of millions in cash, dozens of firearms and high-value cars, 2 tonnes of drugs, and even grenades in the country’s “biggest ever law enforcement operation”.

The operation followed the infiltration of a the EncroChat encrypted communications network used by organised criminals to arrange drugs deals and lethal “hits” on criminal rivals and others, connected to an illegal trade reaching across Britain and Continental Europe to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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UK: BBC to Lay Off 450 People After Pledging $124,000,000 for ‘Diverse’ Content to Appease BLM

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has announced plans to layoff 450 people across its English workforce as part of a wider cost-cutting effort, just days after pledging to spend $124 million on “diverse” content aimed at appeasing the far-left Black Lives Matter movement.

The corporation, which is funded by the British taxpayer through a license fee, needs to save £925M ($1.2B) by March 2022 over the next nine months as a result of a fall in revenue caused by the coronavirus and the financial constraints of a license fee deal it agreed to in 2015.

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UK: Farage Vindicated as U-Turn Continues: BBC Says No BLM Badges After Platforming Far-Left Agenda

The BBC has reportedly told its presenters and guests not to wear Black Lives Matter badges, the latest in a series of British institutions rolling back their support for the far-left movement after claims it was “hijacked” by political extremists. However, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has been warning for weeks that BLM was a Marxist anarchist movement that was at its heart, extreme.

Britain’s leading media producer reportedly said that it will not allow “visual symbols of support” for BLM on screen. The report came since recent tweets from Black Lives Matter’s UK branch, BLMUK, called for the abolition of police and the group posted far-left antisemitic remarks.

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UK: Police Investigate Deaths of 42 Babies, Three Mothers at NHS Scandal Hospital

West Mercia Police has confirmed that they are opening an investigation to see if there could be a criminal case to be brought related to the deaths of at least 42 babies and three mothers at scandal-hit NHS hospitals in England.

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is currently the subject of an independent review into preventable mother and baby deaths at their maternity wards in what is believed to be the worst maternity scandal in British history.

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UK: Three Weeks After the Fact, Police Apologetically Make One Statue Toppler Arrest

British police have, three weeks later, made a single arrest in connection with the destruction of a 125-year-old statue which was toppled, dragged through the streets and symbolically “drowned” while officers watched at the order of their regional force chief.

Edward Colston, a merchant and former parliamentarian who lived from 1636 to 1721, was for centuries considered something of a British Carnegie, endowing almshouses, hospital schools, and other charitable establishments in Bristol and across the wider country, and declining to marry on grounds that “every helpless widow is my wife and her distressed orphans my children”.

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UK-EU Talks End Early as ‘Significant Differences’ Remain Obstacle to Deal

This week’s round of trade talks between Brexit Britain and the European Union have ended a day early, with the UK’s negotiator David Frost saying there were “significant differences” remaining between the two parties.

Talks in Brussels, Belgium, began on Monday and were meant to last all week. While Mr Frost said that “negotiations have been comprehensive and useful”, “they have also underlined the significant differences that still remain between us on a number of important issues”.

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Video: Sweden War Zone — Car Shot With 30 Bullets in Broad Daylight

Video footage has been released showing a car chase where a man with a Kalashnikov empties a magazine into a car in broad daylight on the streets of Sweden.

The attack took place last year in the notorious problem area Gottsunda in the city of Uppsala.

Shocking footage shows the attack taking place.

[Comment: Article dated June 29, 2020.]

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Macron Builds Closer Ties With Russia, Starting in Libya

by Daniel Davis

In what would normally seem like an unlikely alliance, France and Russia have been not-so-secretly allying with each other in the Libyan civil war. While the UN recognizes the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, Russia has openly supported rogue General Khalifa Haftar and his Libyan National Army (LNA). While France has not officially admitted its support of Haftar’s forces, French President Emmanuel Macron has repeatedly issued calls for Turkey to cease its support of the GNA.

The Start of Something New

On Friday, June 26, Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a video call and pledged to work together on Libya in addition to other global hotspots, as the New York Times reported.

“If we want to achieve positive results, we need to combine our efforts,” Putin told Macron. “I know about your intention to organize joint work on many of those issues. We will fully support your proposals.”

[…]

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Coronavirus: West Bank: Infections Rapidly Increasing

Palestinians go from 2,345 cases to 2,698 in 24 hours

TEL AVIV — The coronavirus is continuing to spread at a growing pace among Palestinians, in particular in the West Bank, according to health ministry data cited by news agency Wafa. It said as of noon Tuesday, the number of positive cases in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem rose to 2,698 from 2,345 at noon Monday. In mid-June, the number of positive cases was about 700.

Tuesday’s figures showed the most concerning outbreak is in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, which is under an all-out closure. Other outbreaks are in Nablus and Bethlehem, in temporary lockdown as well. Thus far, eight Palestinians have died of coronavirus.

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Former Health Min. Director: Don’t Let Them Brainwash You About Coronavirus

Prof. Yoram Lass, the former director general of the Ministry of Health, continues to press for calming panic over coronavirus.

“There was no first wave — a lie. In March, April and May, 115 less people died in the State of Israel compared to the same period last year. There was no first wave, it is in the hysterical mind of you know who. In Europe and America there was a very respectable first wave, and no second wave,” Lass said in an interview on 103fm.

“No government in the world can stop the virus. This is shown by the fact that the only place in the world where there is no virus is Antarctica. The entire world is full of the virus.

He added: “The entire state of Israel is full of the virus, no one will stop it. 5 to 10 percent of the population has been infected, it has no significance, it’s like the contagious winter viruses.

“Despite the vaccine’s existence, one million Israelis are actually infected with the flu, 1,000 die of flu complications. In the winter, there’s a huge wave of mortality that doesn’t interest you.”

Lass called to “meticulously follow the law,” but also “think.”

“Don’t let them brainwash you. Interests stand behind this, as well as foolishness and hysteria. There is a mental illness called anxiety. Believe me, it is an illness from which it is hard to recover, and one who fears does not see the data. There was no first wave in Israel. There is no second wave.[…]

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Vatican Warns Israel: West Bank Annexation Would ‘Jeopardize’ Peace

ROME — The Vatican issued a statement Wednesday warning Israel that “unilateral actions” in the West Bank and Jordan Valley would seriously compromise peace efforts in the area.

In its statement, the Holy See press office revealed the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, met with the Ambassadors of the United States of America and of the State of Israel on Tuesday.

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Indian PM Modi Shuts Weibo Account After Banning Chinese Apps

HONG KONG/NEW DELHI (Reuters) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has deleted his account on Sina Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter, an Indian government source and the company said, as tensions between the two countries continue to simmer over a border skirmish.

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Revealed: Russia Has Been Paying Taliban to Kill US Soldiers Since 2014 — During Obama Years

Democrats, their liberal media, Never-Trump RINOs and Liz Cheney are very upset to hear Russia has been paying the Taliban to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan.

They’re not doing a very good job.

  • There were 22 US deaths in Afghanistan total in 2019.
  • There have been 9 US deaths in Afghanistan so far this year.

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Cardinal Zen Prepared for Arrest Under Hong Kong Security Law

The redoubtable Cardinal Joseph Zen said this week that he is prepared to suffer arrest and trials under Hong Kong’s draconian new National Security Law.

“If right and proper words were considered against their law, I will endure all the suing, trials, and arrests. Numerous predecessors have endured similarly,” the 88-year-old cardinal said in a video posted on Facebook.

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China Hits Back at International Moves Sparked by Hong Kong Security Law

China on Thursday hit back at international criticism of its draconian new security law for Hong Kong, saying that the city’s residents are under its jurisdiction, indicating that may not be allowed to leave.

After the U.K. announced it would extend residency rights and offer a pathway to citizenship for up to three million of the city’s seven million residents, a spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in London said Beijing “firmly opposed” the move.

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Hong Kong Protest Slogans Break China’s New Security Law: Government

Authorities in Hong Kong on Thursday warned that slogans and speech related to last year’s protest movement or calls for independence for the city fall within the scope of draconian security legislation imposed on the city by the ruling Chinese Communist Party on June 30.

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Police in Hong Kong Make First Arrests of Pro-Democracy Protesters Under New Pro China Law

Annually on July 1st millions of people in Hong Kong come out in a peaceful protest in remembrance of the Hong Kong handover to the communist China government in 1997.

The transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong occurred when the United Kingdom ended administration for the colony of Hong Kong and passed control of the country over to communist China.

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Forgotten Something, Dan? How New Arrivals From Melbourne Are Checked by Police and Nurses in Sydney to Weed Out Travellers From Victoria’s COVID-19 Hotspots — But They Aren’t Tested Before Flying

Within just a few hours of the blitz five people were caught at Sydney Airport arriving from hotspot suburbs, while one woman who was awaiting COVID-19 testing arrived in the harbour city via train.

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Why Did Daniel Andrews Go ‘Rogue’? NSW Treated Hotel Quarantine as a Military Operation, But Victoria Used Private Security Who Broke Every Self-Distancing Rule — Even Having Sex With Those in Isolation — and Now Australia Could Pay a Heavy Price

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews has today been accused of ‘putting other states at risk’ after his ‘rogue’ decision to use private security guards to enforce quarantine.

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Young Newspaper Art Critics Resign in Protest at Their Own ‘Appalling and Shameful Whiteness’ — Telling Bosses to Hire Ethnic Minority Writers Instead

Five young writers were selected in May to be part of the respected team of reviewers at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age — but the hiring is marred in controversy.

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4 International Aid Workers Abducted by Radical Islamists in Nigeria

Islamist militants have abducted four international aid workers and a private security worker in northeast Nigeria, one of the world’s most dangerous regions.

In a video posted Monday by Reuters, each of the hostages identified themselves and mentioned the organizations they worked for, including Action Against Hunger, International Rescue Committee, and REACH. One hostage named Luka Filibus asked for help.

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More Than 350 Botswana Elephants Mysteriously Dead Next to Watering Holes

More than 350 Botswana elephants have suddenly died near watering holes, a phenomenon conservationists are unable to explain.

Conservationists have seen more than 350 elephants dead in the Okavango Delta in the northern part of the country since early May, according to Mark Hiley, co-founder of UK-based charity National Park Rescue.

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A European Court Backs 3 Migrants, Rules Against France

PARIS (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that France violated the rights of three asylum-seekers who lived for months on the streets with no means to meet basic needs such as food, housing and health care.

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Aid Group Seeks Port for 180 Migrants Rescued in Med Sea

ROME — Aid group SOS Mediterranee says it waiting for a port to disembark 180 migrants rescued at sea, and says five requests to Italian and Maltese port authorities have gone unanswered.

The Ocean Viking ship resumed rescue operations in the Mediterranean sea on June 22, after riding out the coronavirus outbreak at its port in Marseille, France. SOS Mediterranee said Thursday it picked up a total of 180 migrants in four separate rescues over the past five days and that “the situation is unbearable” on board.

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Border Force’s Migrant Mission Impossible: Over 24 Hours, The Mail Photographed a Stretch of the Channel to Witness Migrants’ Perilous Crossings and the British Vessels That Rescue Them…

HM Cutter Seeker — one of the largest in the UK Border Force’s fleet — races through the English Channel having plucked 21 migrants from their dinghy.

Hours later its detachable inflatable boat takes eight more migrants to Dover after intercepting them in the water.

Within minutes, Seeker’s sister vessel Speedwell, with at least six migrants on board, is spotted tugging a white dinghy back to British shores.

In just one 24-hour period last week, the Mail captured the extraordinary farce unfolding on Britain’s sea border as this apparently formidable patrol appeared powerless to prevent an escalating human catastrophe.

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Defund the Border Police! Pro-Migrant NGO Captain’s Radical Call

Carola Rackete, a sea captain and pro-migrant activist, has demanded that the European Union defund its border agency Frontex, claiming that the political bloc and several of its member states are preventing migrants from being transported to Europe.

The German national, who last year rammed Italian border patrol vessels to force her ship full of migrants into an Italian port, said that Frontex must be defunded and accused the EU of wanting to see migrants drown in the Mediterranean sea.

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Migrants Test Positive for Coronavirus After Arriving in Italy

Eight migrants who disembarked in Sicily this week after being rescued in the Mediterranean by a charity boat are in quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus, the group Mediterranea said.

The eight migrants were part of a group of 43 people aboard the humanitarian vessel Mare Jonio who disembarked at the Sicilian port of Augusta on Wednesday.

On Thursday, Mediterranea said in a statement that health authorities had informed them of the positive results, adding that the individuals represented no risk for the wider population as they were in quarantine, along with the remaining migrants and the crew.

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Christian Photographer Sues Virginia Over Law Carrying $50,000 Fine for Refusing to Work Same-Sex Wedding

A Christian photographer in Virginia filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday to fight against a law that would require him to work same-sex weddings or face hefty fines.

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Government Plans to Use Influencers and Target “Bad” Memes to Counter COVID Vaccine “Misinformation”

Vaccines take years, if not decades to develop, the BBC said recently.

That’s the case “normally” — but apparently these are some very abnormal times even in the scientific community, as researchers “hope to achieve the same amount of work in only a few months.”

This kind of rushed process will leave many people feeling uneasy and questioning the testing and safety process, and they don’t have to be “anti-vaxxers,” i.e., opposed to inoculation as such, to think and express those thoughts, or even refuse to be vaccinated.

But it doesn’t look like allowances will be made for any kind of skepticism expressed online, as “pro-vaxxers” in political and media circles in the US are preparing to fight the enemies of a vaccine that doesn’t exist.

This battle will be taking place on the internet, reports suggest. Unlike the UN, which is enlisting volunteers around the world for a similar cause, in the US it is “government officials” who are signing up.

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Law Prof Wants to Scrap US Constitution’s “Racist” And “Gendered” Language

A law professor is calling for changes to the “outdated” language of the Constitution.

Richard Albert, a professor of law and government at the University of Texas-Austin, denounced the Constitution in an op-ed for The Hill published Tuesday, saying that “its gendered and racist words stand in the way of true reconciliation in this divided country and have no place in any modern society.”

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Mississippi Bans Abortion Based on Race, Sex, Genetic Anomalies

Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed a new law on Wednesday, banning abortions based on race, sex, and genetic anomalies of an unborn baby.

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Poland: YouTube Removes Video Criticizing LGBT Ideology

The popular online video sharing platform YouTube has removed a film created by Polonia Christiana.

The creators said the video demonstrated the strategy behind the LGBT lobby and was based on facts and direct quotes made by LGBT activists.

Pawel Ozdoba, the head of the Center for Life and Family, warned that there will be increasingly more acts of censorship concerning LGBT, due to the “radicalism and determination of LGBT ideologists who want to dominate the minds of young people throughout the whole world.”

He explained that this censorship was merely a next step in a revolution whose goal is to completely negate values such as family, marriage, motherhood and faith.

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UN Recruits an Army of Social Media Coronavirus “Misinformation” Correctors

If you don’t know how to fight coronavirus — then at least fight free speech on the internet. That seems to be the route the UN has chosen.

There are millions of people around the world left with little else do to than hang around and argue on social networks, as lockdowns are destroying their economies and putting their lives on what seems like an indefinite pause.

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YouTube Hits Commentary Channels With Mass Demonetization, Gives Bogus Reasons

Several YouTubers with more than a million collective subscribers have recently had their monetized videos suddenly flipped to “Limited” status, meaning that they’re ineligible for most types of ads and unlikely to earn any ad revenue on their videos.

Unlike channel demonetization, where YouTube removes channels from the YouTube Partner Program and prevents them from monetizing their content via features such as ads, one-time Super Chat donations, and monthly YouTube channel membership donations, the channels affected by this recent issue are still part of YouTube’s Partner Program.

This means the affected channels still have access to YouTube’s monetization features but most or all of their videos aren’t earning ad revenue because they’ve been placed in this Limited status.

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12 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/2/2020

    • I lived in France for a few years on the late sixties to early seventies. Black people were held in high esteem. French graffiti often noted “We are not the racists”. Muslims who are not a race were held quite the opposite and might be found floating in the Seine. The religion and ideology’s demands for cruelty and lowlife behaviours was met with an appropriate backhanded knuckle duster to maintain social order. That was then. Women don’t have to leave France anymore to be raped abused – or murdered.

  1. “….American responsibility for peace throughout the world and Central-Eastern Europe…” that dates since a thousand years back, eh, Andzej?

  2. “https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/07/revealed-russia-paying-taliban-kill-us-soldiers-since-2014-obama-years/” – google (or duck-duck-go) “Airstan incident”, “Hank Brown”. And “Burhanuddin Rabani” – because the plane chartered by a United Arab Emirates company was bringing 30 tons of weapons from ALBANIA to the government of RABANI. Republican Senator Hank Brown was the middleman between Russia and the Taliban… To make a long story short – the whole piece of news is based on the word of “Mullah Manan Niazi …. liable to be killed by the current Taliban leadership… they have accused him of collaborating with the CIA and the Afghan government’s intelligence service…” I hate to believe any Mullah, even if his name is Manan.

  3. 14 years for St Paul’s! That’s unreal. At what point does the peace loving population in general get out of jail? At what point will the various tribes be allowed to have their own individual “British” armies? Not long I imagine. A full papal grovel planning and preparation. Papal for Islam and PayPal for the blacks.

  4. Ghislaine Maxwell – Going to same courthouse holding cells as Jeffrey Epstein.

    She will be dead by – place your bets

    August 1st
    August 15th
    August 31st
    September 15th

  5. Oh and since 99.99% of Epstein’s child molesting buddies are Democrats and/or Globalists, what are the chances the Deep State FBI somehow implicates Trump.

    Maxwell did find one girl, Virginia Giuffre, at Mar a Lago who was a “masseuse”.

  6. This is no excuse but the perp is not a pedophile unless their target is indeed a prepubescent child. Just legal underage does not meet the definition of pedophilia. The term gets so widely used for amplifying moral outrage that nobody seems to remember its exact meaning anymore. I believe, however, that we do not want to fall into the same bad habits of those we criticize for their orwellian abuse of language.

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