Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/30/2020

Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx recommended that people wear face masks and goggles to protect themselves from the Wuhan Coronavirus. Meanwhile, due to public outrage, immediately after it was enacted the state of Ohio withdrew a ban on prescribing hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19.

In other news, the mayor of a small town in France was badly beaten by youths after he asked them to stop shooting off fireworks.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Czech Economy May Have Dropped by Up to 14% in Q2
» Hungary 3-Month Jobless Rate 4.6% at End-June
» President Trump Says Next Coronavirus Stimulus Check Could be “Higher” Than $1,200
» U.S. Economy Plunges at Titanic 32.9% Rate in 2nd Quarter and Points to Drawn-Out Recovery
 
USA
» “Sovereign Citizen” Allegedly Decapitates Landlord in Rent Dispute
» All 50 U.S. States Issue Warnings About Unsolicited Packages of Seeds That Appear to be From China
» Auburn Professor: ‘F*** Every Single Cop’
» Chicago Shooting: 2 Injured: Including Child, In Riverdale
» China Seeds: A Biological Attack on America?
» Conservative Students Attacked at Binghamton Last Fall Sue University Over Melee
» Echoing Fauci, Deborah Birx Recommends Wearing Face Shields
» Farage: Trump Will ‘Tear Biden to Pieces’ As He Doesn’t Know Where He is
» Fauci Urges Americans to Wear Goggles for Extra Protection From Coronavirus
» Fauci Suggests “Do More” To Stop “Dangerous Conspiracies”
» Feds Identify Shirtless Antifa Arson Suspect From Tattoo of Last Name on His Back
» Former Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain Dies at 74 From COVID-19 Complications
» ‘I Was Stabbed for Being a Conservative Journalist’: Videographer Injured at Portland Protests
» Judge Orders Kim Gardner to Turn Over Records of Communications With Soros in Eric Greitens Case
» Kentucky: Lawsuit Filed Following Deadly Lincoln Co. Pipeline Explosion
» Leftists Freak Out After Biden Calls for Prosecution of “Arsonists and Anarchists”
» N.C. Man Sentenced for Lying to FBI About Helping With Person’s Plans to Join ISIS
» NASA Launches Rover to Look for Life on Mars
» New Bill Aims to Punish Tech Companies That Censor “Lawful Speech”
» New Bill Aims to Strip Immunity Protections for Tech Companies That Profile Users for Ads
» Not the Bee: Convicted Child Molester Gets Taxpayer-Funded Sex-Change Surgery While in Prison
» Ohio Abandons Its Hydroxychloroquine Ban After Public Outrage
» Prosecutor Kim Gardner Used McCloskey Case to Fundraise in Campaign Emails Days Before Filing Charges
» Road Rage Incident Sparks Fatal Shooting in Kentucky
» Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized for Bile Duct Stent Replacement
» Trump Suggests Delaying 2020 Election
» Trump Tells Suburban Voters They Will See Less Low-Income Housing, Crime as He Repeals Obama-Era Housing Rule
» Twitter Suspends Renowned Doctor for Making Positive Comments About Hydroxychloroquine
» US Provides New Expanded Set of Espionage Charges Against Former Twitter Employees
» Video: Fauci Dismisses Frontline Doctors as “A Bunch of People Spouting Something That Isn’t True”
» Video: The Devastation of Portland’s Federal Courthouse After 61 Nights of Violent Riots
» Video: 300 Teens Trash Putt-Putt Fun Center After They’re Denied Refund
» YouTube Deletes Del Bigtree’s the Highwire News Network
 
Europe and the EU
» Budapest Airport Now Has More Passengers Than Prague Due to Coronavirus Crisis
» Confirmed: US to Transfer Troops From Germany to Poland
» Czechia Has Most New Coronavirus Cases Per Million Inhabitants Compared to Neighboring Countries
» Diplomatic Breakthrough? Poland, Lithuania, And Ukraine Sign Lublin Triangle Declaration
» French Mayor Viciously Beaten After Telling Youths to Stop Shooting Off Fireworks
» Swedish Academy Invokes Obscure Law to Prevent Neo-Nazi Group Quoting Classic Literature
» Time to Say Goodbye: EU on Alert as Italy’s Biggest Eurosceptics Team Up for Italexit
» UK: Bakery Refused to Sell WW2 Pensioner Bread Because She Only Had ‘Dirty’ Cash
» UK: Pedo Labour Councilor Given Suspended Sentence After Caught With Over 1 Million Child Porn Images
» UK: Tory MPs Call for Repatriation of Allegedly Trafficked Jihadi Brides and Children: Report
 
Middle East
» Twitter Tries to Justify Why Ayatollah Khamenei’s Tweets Remain Up But Trump’s Get Censored
 
Russia
» Russian Investigators Want Journalist Accused of Treason to Divulge His Czech Intelligence Sources
 
Far East
» Americans Blame China for its Role in the Spread of Coronavirus, Survey Finds
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Coronavirus Leads to Mass Hunger, Killing 10,000 Children a Month, UN Warns
 
Immigration
» Another 175 Asylum Seekers Are Leaving Greece for Germany
» Fewer Than 40% of Migrants Given Deportation Orders Actually Leave Europe
» Germany: Afghan Migrant Charged With Rape of 13-Year-Old-Girl in Dortmund, Second Rape Charge in Just a Month
» Greece Begins Giving Asylum Seekers on Aegean Islands €2,000 to Go Home
» Illegal Immigrant Arrested for Murder on Greek Island
» Italy’s Salvini to Face New Trial Over Migrant Ship Blockade
» Think Tank Warns BoJo’s Uncapped Migration System Leaves UK Open to 660 Million Migrants
» Video of Migrants Landing in Italy With a Poodle, Sun Hat, And Smartphones Goes Viral
 
Culture Wars
» Facebook Censors Hydroxychloroquine Praise, Even in Countries Where it’s an Official Treatment
» LGBT Activists Vandalize Statue of Jesus Christ in Warsaw, Polish PM Morawiecki Condemns Bigotry
 

Czech Economy May Have Dropped by Up to 14% in Q2

According to economic experts, the Czech economy probably experienced its highest decline ever in the second quarter due to the effects of the coronavirus epidemic and restrictive measures, however, their estimates of the severity of the economic fall vary substantially.

Year-on-year, they predict a decline in GDP of between 9.7 and up to 18 percent.

Quarter-on-quarter, the decline could reach 7.4 to 14 percent. However, the economy currently shows signs of recovery, analysts say.

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Hungary 3-Month Jobless Rate 4.6% at End-June

Hungary’s three-month rolling average jobless rate up to end-June was 4.6 percent, 0.5 percentage point higher than the previous three-month period and up 1.3 percentage points from twelve months earlier, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Wednesday.

The rate covers unemployment among those between the ages of 15 and 74.

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President Trump Says Next Coronavirus Stimulus Check Could be “Higher” Than $1,200

President Trump on Wednesday suggested that the next round of coronavirus stimulus checks currently being negotiated in Congress could exceed the $1,200 Americans received a month after the outbreak began.

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U.S. Economy Plunges at Titanic 32.9% Rate in 2nd Quarter and Points to Drawn-Out Recovery

The numbers: An economy badly battered by the coronavirus shrank at a record 32.9% annual pace in the second quarter, underscoring just how big a hole the U.S. finds itself in as it labors to recover from the deepest recession in American history.

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“Sovereign Citizen” Allegedly Decapitates Landlord in Rent Dispute

A Connecticut man has been arrested and charged for allegedly killing his landlord with a katana after refusing to pay rent.

42-year-old Jerry David Thompson allegedly decapitated Victor King, 64, following a dispute over rent with the samurai sword. The Hartford Courant reports that Thompson had moved into a vacant bedroom at the home of the elderly man.

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All 50 U.S. States Issue Warnings About Unsolicited Packages of Seeds That Appear to be From China

All 50 U.S. states have issued warnings regarding unsolicited packages of seeds sent to residents across the country from China.

State health and agriculture departments all over the United States have shared photos of suspicious seed packages that appear to have been processed by China Post — the official postal delivery service of China.

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

Auburn Professor: ‘F*** Every Single Cop’

Jesse A. Goldberg, Ph.D., still has not started his first semester as a lecturer at Auburn University. However, the incoming professor continues to ignite controversy on social media.

A few months ago, Goldberg admittedly posted his “first controversial tweet” as an Auburn faculty member.

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

Chicago Shooting: 2 Injured: Including Child, In Riverdale

A Chicago shooting in Riverdale left two people injured, including an eight year old boy.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

China Seeds: A Biological Attack on America?

Residents in all 50 states have received packages of seeds, sent unsolicited from China. Many of the packages, mailed through the Chinese state-run postal system, were mislabeled as “jewelry” for U.S. Customs purposes.

“DO NOT plant them,” officials in every state have warned.

“They could be invasive, meaning they may have the potential to introduce diseases to local plants, or could be harmful to livestock,” the Montana Department of Agriculture noted in a statement on Monday, referring to the Chinese seeds. “Treat them like they are radioactive, like they are Kryptonite,” said Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller.

Trump administration officials now need to ask one question: Are the seeds a biological-warfare attack on the United States?

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

Conservative Students Attacked at Binghamton Last Fall Sue University Over Melee

Attorneys have filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Young America’s Foundation and College Republicans against the State University of New York at Binghamton administration and others involved in several incidents last fall that aggressively targeted and silenced conservative students on campus.

Last November, leftist protestors overwhelmeda small group of College Republicans who had set up a table to promote an upcoming event with Arthur Laffer, a world-renowned conservative economist known as the father of supply-side economics, hosted by Young America’s Foundation through its nationwide campus lecture program.

In a video of the incident, a crowd of student counter-protesters is seen yelling expletives, making threats and destroying the conservative students’ materials in a mob-like confrontation. Four days later, the guest lecture with Laffer was shut down by another group of rowdy and aggressive student protesters.

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Echoing Fauci, Deborah Birx Recommends Wearing Face Shields

The White House’s coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx recommended the use of face shields on Thursday, echoing similar messages from Dr. Anthony Fauci earlier this week.

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

Farage: Trump Will ‘Tear Biden to Pieces’ As He Doesn’t Know Where He is

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has predicted that President Donald Trump will “tear” Joe Biden to “pieces” because the oft-confused Democratic presidential candidate “doesn’t know where he is”.

During a campaign speech, the former vice president under Barack Obama appeared to attempt to joke about his own reported mental confusion. He opened his remarks by saying, “Welcome to Kingswood Community Center” before a long pause followed by: “Actually, that’s the one down where I used to work. That was a joke.” No one laughed.

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Fauci Urges Americans to Wear Goggles for Extra Protection From Coronavirus

Dr. Anthony Fauci suggested on Wednesday that people wear goggles or face shields to provide additional protection against the coronavirus.

Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, told ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton that wearing a face shield might be a formal recommendation at some point.

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Fauci Suggests “Do More” To Stop “Dangerous Conspiracies”

Heated debates over what course of action is justified in the coronavirus saga are continuing unabated.

The official line is that there is no effective drug to cure people infected with the virus, and no vaccine to prevent it. The official line is also to aggressively suppress any alternative opinion, such as that hydroxychloroquine, normally used to treat another illness, malaria, has proven to work against coronavirus as well.

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

Feds Identify Shirtless Antifa Arson Suspect From Tattoo of Last Name on His Back

Police arrested a suspected a shirtless Antifa arsonist, who they identified after the suspect revealed a distinct tattoo on his back containing his unique surname, Schinzing, while setting fire to the Portland Justice Center in May.

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

Former Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain Dies at 74 From COVID-19 Complications

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain died Thursday after being hospitalized for coronavirus. He was 74.

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

‘I Was Stabbed for Being a Conservative Journalist’: Videographer Injured at Portland Protests

A videographer was stabbed after confronting a man who he claims was following him while he covered the protests in Portland, Oregon, the Oregonian reported.

Andrew Duncomb, 25, works under the name “Black Rebel,” and was documenting the protests in Portland, Oregon, when he noticed a man was following the group he was with around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, the Oregonian reported. Duncomb passed his camera off to a friend before putting his arm around the man’s shoulder and asking him why he was following the group. The man did not verbally respond, but stabbed Dumcomb in the back just missing his spinal cord, the Oregonian reported.

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

Judge Orders Kim Gardner to Turn Over Records of Communications With Soros in Eric Greitens Case

Ruling comes just hours after screenshots revealed Gardner’s office used McCloskey case as fundraising bait in campaign emails

A St. Louis judge ordered the office of Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner to turn over records and communications related to the 2018 investigation of former Governor Eric Greitens, in a major victory for legal transparency activists.

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

Kentucky: Lawsuit Filed Following Deadly Lincoln Co. Pipeline Explosion

A lawsuit claims the company that owns a pipeline in Lincoln County did not properly inspect and repair the line before an explosion last year.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Leftists Freak Out After Biden Calls for Prosecution of “Arsonists and Anarchists”

Joe Biden angered some leftist extremists Wednesday, as he specifically addressed rioters in a statement, condemning “violence and destruction of property,” and calling for the prosecution of “arsonists and anarchists”.

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N.C. Man Sentenced for Lying to FBI About Helping With Person’s Plans to Join ISIS

UNION COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to five years in prison for lying to the FBI about buying plane tickets for someone who planned traveling to Syria to join ISIS.

Alexander Samuel Smith, 32, of Waxhaw, N.C., was sentenced to 60 months in prison Wednesday for making a false statement to the FBI.

Smith was also ordered to serve three years under court supervision upon completion of his prison term.

As a special condition of Smith’s supervised release, the Court ordered the defendant to have no contact with any organization or person on the State Department’s designated terrorist list.

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NASA Launches Rover to Look for Life on Mars

NASA launched the most sophisticated Mars rover ever built on Thursday, called Perseverance, for a project to bring back the first Martian rock samples for analysis of possible ancient life. The mission could also help with the arrival of astronauts as early as the 2030s.

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

New Bill Aims to Punish Tech Companies That Censor “Lawful Speech”

Conservative politicians in the US are not giving up on trying to shift the overwhelmingly unfavorable climate against them, the tone of which is set by the most powerful tech companies as the key platforms where human interaction happens today.

While Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act (CDA) has long been touted as the very reason that allowed early internet entrepreneurship to flourish — mostly thanks to protecting companies from getting obliterated by lawsuits equating them with responsibility for what third-party content creators (i.e., users) published on there — some argue that the power dynamics and motivations have changed so profoundly 24 years later — that this legislation itself is urgently in need of at least an overhaul.

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New Bill Aims to Strip Immunity Protections for Tech Companies That Profile Users for Ads

Those who seem to have gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to how massively powerful and influential tech platforms are treating them today have rightly or wrongly identified their target: a portion of US legislation that is now over 20 years old; Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

What giants like Google and Facebook — to name but a few rulers of the centralized social networking scene — get from obtaining and maintaining the legal status quo granted to them by Section 230 is that as platforms, they get immunity protection from any legal action brought against them based on the content of their users.

A sweet deal to be sure — but also a disturbing example of absolute power that comes with absolutely no real discernible accountability.

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

Not the Bee: Convicted Child Molester Gets Taxpayer-Funded Sex-Change Surgery While in Prison

An Idaho inmate currently incarcerated for sexually assaulting a child has received taxpayer-funded “sex-reassignment” surgery after suing the state for it.

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

Ohio Abandons Its Hydroxychloroquine Ban After Public Outrage

The state of Ohio has reversed its ban on the anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine for Coronavirus just hours after announcing the move. Outraged citizens pressured Republican Governor Mike DeWine to intervene and successfully shut down the ban. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy announced the ban to go into effect on July 30, but DeWine stepped in and snuffed out the ban Thursday.

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

Prosecutor Kim Gardner Used McCloskey Case to Fundraise in Campaign Emails Days Before Filing Charges

Damning evidence has surfaced this week that reveals St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner referenced the case of Mark and Patricia McCloskey in campaign fundraising email blasts days before filing felony weapons charges against the Missouri couple.

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

Road Rage Incident Sparks Fatal Shooting in Kentucky

Officials say an apparent road rage incident has sparked a fatal shooting in southern Kentucky.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized for Bile Duct Stent Replacement

Just weeks after announcing her liver cancer had returned, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back in the hospital after undergoing a procedure to revise a bile duct stent placed there last August.

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

Trump Suggests Delaying 2020 Election

President Trump on Thursday morning suggested delaying the 2020 election “until people can properly, securely and safely vote”.

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

Trump Tells Suburban Voters They Will See Less Low-Income Housing, Crime as He Repeals Obama-Era Housing Rule

In a move likely intended to appeal to white suburban voters ahead of the November election, President Trump has repealed an Obama-era housing rule known as the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing order.

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Twitter Suspends Renowned Doctor for Making Positive Comments About Hydroxychloroquine

Dr. David Samadi, once named one of New York City’s top doctors by New York Magazine, was suspended by Twitter for 24 hours due to positive comments he made about the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment of COVID-19.

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US Provides New Expanded Set of Espionage Charges Against Former Twitter Employees

Fresh off dismissing spying charges against two former Twitter employees and another individual on Tuesday, the US government has unfurled a new superseding indictment that accuses the three individuals of even more offences.

The two former Twitter employees, Ahmad Abouammo and Ali Alzabarah, and the third person named Ahmed Almutairi were originally charged with fraudulently accessing private information and acting as illegal agents of a foreign government for allegedly spying on Twitter users critical of the Saudi royal family.

This time around, the individuals have been charged with seven offences instead of two. The charges include acting as an agent for a foreign government without notice to the attorney general; conspiracy to commit wire fraud; wire fraud; money laundering; destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in federal investigations; aiding and abetting; and criminal forfeiture.

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Video: Fauci Dismisses Frontline Doctors as “A Bunch of People Spouting Something That Isn’t True”

Anthony Fauci dismissed the viral video of America’s Frontline Doctors promoting Hydroxychloroquine as a cure for coronavirus, describing it as “a bunch of people spouting something that isn’t true.”

Appearing on MSNBC, Fauci told host Andrea Mitchell “the only recourse you have is to be very, very clear in presenting the scientific data that essentially contradicts that.”

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

Video: The Devastation of Portland’s Federal Courthouse After 61 Nights of Violent Riots

Wednesday night marked the 61st straight night of violent antifa riots outside the federal courthouse in Portland, Ore. Rioters threw the first mortar firework just before 11 p.m., and federal law enforcement cleared the area in the wee hours of the morning.

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Video: 300 Teens Trash Putt-Putt Fun Center After They’re Denied Refund

A mob of mostly African American youths ravaged the Putt-Putt Fun Center in Memphis, Tennessee after they were denied a refund when the Center closed early.

The Putt-Putt Fun Center was inundated by parents dropping their kids off to spend the day at the entertainment complex while they went to work. The massive hike in numbers led to severe overcrowding, and thus a violation of coronavirus-related social distancing regulations.

Subsequently, the management of the Center decided to close early for the day without providing a refund to those inside. A mob of African-American teens refused to accept this, and went on a violent rampage inside the Center.

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

YouTube Deletes Del Bigtree’s the Highwire News Network

Del Bigtree announced on Twitter that YouTube has deleted the channel of his alternative news network The Highwire, “without warning.”

It may have been without warning, but it was no coincidence: the move came as social media giants are scrambling to remove a viral video showing physicians gathered in the America’s Frontline Doctors group saying that hydroxychloroquine is an effective coronavirus drug, and that masks are not slowing the spread of the disease.

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

Budapest Airport Now Has More Passengers Than Prague Due to Coronavirus Crisis

Due to changes in the budget airlines sector, Budapest managed to overtake Prague in post-pandemic passenger numbers, air traffic news site AIRportal.hu reports.

Passenger numbers for the first six months of the year are bleak: all four airports included in the comparison — Budapest, Prague, Vienna and Warsaw — saw their numbers decline by more than 60 percent compared with the same period of 2019.

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Confirmed: US to Transfer Troops From Germany to Poland

The United States intends to move some of its armed forces from Germany to Poland, announced Polish Minister of defense Mariusz Blaszczak in a celebratory message on Twitter.

“Everything according to plan! There will be more U.S. troops in Poland and the most important Ground Force Command in our region will be established. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has confirmed the agreements and has pointed to an even further expansion of US numbers in Poland,” he wrote.

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Czechia Has Most New Coronavirus Cases Per Million Inhabitants Compared to Neighboring Countries

Of the surrounding countries, the Czech Republic has had the largest increases in COVID-19 infected per million inhabitants in seven of the last ten days.

On Tuesday, the number of coronavirus cases per million inhabitants in the Czech Republic was 25.7, while in the surrounding countries it was significantly lower. In Germany, for example, the number of cases per million people was only 6.9, in Poland 12.8, in Austria 13.4, and in Slovakia, it was just 4.2 cases.

High numbers are reported, for example, in Prague, where 101 more people were infected on Tuesday, which is the most since the very beginning of the pandemic in March.

The biggest outbreak right now is linked to the Techtle Mechtle night club. Medical specialists have already registered 158 infected people in connection with a party during which the guests supposedly shared one straw to drink.

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Diplomatic Breakthrough? Poland, Lithuania, And Ukraine Sign Lublin Triangle Declaration

The foreign ministers of Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania signed a joint declaration to establish a new, permanent format of cooperation called the Lublin Triangle.

The location is not accidental, nor is its symbolism, as on July 1, 1569, in Lublin, the Union of Lublin between the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was signed. This event established the powerful Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

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French Mayor Viciously Beaten After Telling Youths to Stop Shooting Off Fireworks

A group of youths brutally beat the mayor of a small town in the French department of Isère after he attempted to stop them from shooting off fireworks.

Williams Dufour, mayor of Miribel-Les-Échelles, was attacked at around 9 pm on Monday after he had gone to the church square where several youths were letting off fireworks.

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Swedish Academy Invokes Obscure Law to Prevent Neo-Nazi Group Quoting Classic Literature

The Swedish Academy has taken neo-nazi group Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR) to court, alleging that the group may not quote works of classic Swedish literature on their website.

The Academy, which chooses Nobel Prize winners for literature, has argued that NMR’s website “Nordfront” has violated section 51 of the Swedish Copyright Act by frequently quoting several Swedish Romantic-era poets.

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Time to Say Goodbye: EU on Alert as Italy’s Biggest Eurosceptics Team Up for Italexit

Gianluigi Paragone, who has recently formed the “No Europe for Italy” movement, has signalled he could partner with Matteo Salvini’s League if it helps deliver “Italexit”. But he said the alliance would not come at the cost of seeing former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi elected as Italian president. Asked whether he would consider creating a eurosceptic coalition, Mr Paragone said: “It is certain that I will not be allied with those who vote or nominate Mario Draghi as President of the Republic.”

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UK: Bakery Refused to Sell WW2 Pensioner Bread Because She Only Had ‘Dirty’ Cash

A 94-year-old woman who lived through World War Two was denied a loaf of bread because she could only pay in cash.

Edna Dalchin, a former hosiery worker who lives in the Basford suburb of Nottingham, has never had a bank card and pays for all of her groceries with hard currency. When Mrs Dalchin went to Birds bakery in the nearby village of Arnold, she was told to put her food back because they are not accepting “dirty” cash due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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UK: Pedo Labour Councilor Given Suspended Sentence After Caught With Over 1 Million Child Porn Images

A former Labour councilor was handed a suspended sentence after being caught with over a million indecent images of children dating back to 2008 across dozens of devices police recovered from his home.

Former Exeter Labour councilor Roger Spackman, 50, worked at a secure children’s home when he started his immense collection of pedophilic images. One image included the sickening rape of a 12-year-old girl and 48 “extreme pornographic images involving an animal.”

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UK: Tory MPs Call for Repatriation of Allegedly Trafficked Jihadi Brides and Children: Report

Senior Conservative MPs are calling for the repatriation of jihadi brides and their children, citing a human rights charity which claims many are victims of trafficking.

Tobias Ellwood, Tom Tugendhat, and David Davis are amongst a group of Conservative MPs who wrote to the attorney general, home secretary, and foreign secretary calling for the return of the approximately 40 ISIS brides and their children from Kurdish-run detention centres in Syria.

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Twitter Tries to Justify Why Ayatollah Khamenei’s Tweets Remain Up But Trump’s Get Censored

Donald Trump’s deft, to say the least, use of Twitter has for years been a thorn in the side of his political opponents, and the fact Twitter has lately taken to censor the president is seen by his supporters as clear proof of the social network’s political bias.

Or, at the very least, of double standards — meaning that there is one set of rules for the US president, and another for pretty much every other elected official. More than that — for none other than Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei, who reports say has been accused of using the platform to call for genocide of Israelis.

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Russian Investigators Want Journalist Accused of Treason to Divulge His Czech Intelligence Sources

A Russian Federal Service Security (FSB) investigator offered an immunity agreement to former journalist Ivan Safronov, accused of treason for alleged cooperation with Czech intelligence service, on condition that he divulges his contacts. According to Safronov’s lawyer Ivan Pavlov, Safronov declined the offer.

From the very beginning, Safronov has said that he suspected that the reason authorities accused of him treason was due to his previous journalistic activity. However, Russian authorities have denied this repeatedly.

If Safronov, who last worked as an adviser to the head of the Roscosmos space agency, is convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison. According to the lawyer, if he agreed to cooperate with the authorities, he would have served ten years.

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Americans Blame China for its Role in the Spread of Coronavirus, Survey Finds

A new Pew Research Center survey found over three-quarters of American adults blame the Chinese government for the global spread of the coronavirus and over 60 percent of respondents said the country has done a poor job handling the aftermath of the outbreak.

The survey, which polled 1,003 individuals and was conducted from June 16 to July 14, showed 73 percent of U.S. adults have an unfavorable view of China, which marks the most negative rating in the 15 years that Pew Research Center has been conducting polling on the subject, according to a press release.

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Coronavirus Leads to Mass Hunger, Killing 10,000 Children a Month, UN Warns

The coronavirus and restrictions that have coincided with the pandemic are pushing millions around the globe to the brink of starvation.

Coronavirus-related starvation is leading to the death of 10,000 children a month, 50 percent of which are in Sub-Sahara Africa, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). An additional 550,000 children a month area experiencing “wasting,” a term used by the U.N. to explain malnutrition that leads to spindly limbs and distended stomachs.

[Comment: The response of governments to the virus has caused a severe, world-wide economic downturn. The economic downturn has caused children to die.]

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Another 175 Asylum Seekers Are Leaving Greece for Germany

A group of 175 asylum seekers are leaving for Germany today, consisting of 85 unaccompanied minors and 90 families with children from migrant camps on the Greek islands, in order to be reunited with their families.

According to the announcement by the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum, the reunification of families takes place within the framework of the Dublin Regulation.

“The current mission for 175 foreign asylum seekers to leave Greece, to be reunited with their families in Germany, contributes to the ongoing efforts made for the gradual, continuous and effective decongestion of the islands. Cooperation with the German government is yielding concrete results,” the announcement said.

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Fewer Than 40% of Migrants Given Deportation Orders Actually Leave Europe

In the European Union, less than 40 percent of expelled illegal immigrants eventually return to their country of origin or third country, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has determined.

Since 2008, around 500,000 foreign nationals per year have been ordered to leave the European Union, but on average only 38 percent of them have eventually left.

In the case of people arriving in the EU from non-European countries, the number drops below 30 percent. In 2018, it was 25 percent. The numbers of expelled people leaving voluntarily and those forced to leave are roughly equal.

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Germany: Afghan Migrant Charged With Rape of 13-Year-Old-Girl in Dortmund, Second Rape Charge in Just a Month

Judicial authorities in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia are being accused of incompetence after their decision to release an Afghan migrant accused of raping a young girl who, according to police, then raped another girl who is just 13-year-old following his release.

The 23-year-old Afghan man, Zubyr S., is accused of raping the young girl in Dortmund on Friday, according to Germany’s Bild newspaper.

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Greece Begins Giving Asylum Seekers on Aegean Islands €2,000 to Go Home

The Greek government has begun giving €2,000 to asylum seekers located on various Aegean islands to incentivise them to go back to their home countries.

The Voluntary Return & Reintegration Programme (AVRR), which is funded by the European Union (EU), looks to support asylum seekers who wish to return to their countries. At the same time, it helps the Aegean islands, many of which are overwhelmed with migrants.

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Illegal Immigrant Arrested for Murder on Greek Island

An 18-year-old Afghan man who took part in the murder of a 21-year-old compatriot on Sunday night, was arrested by authorities after he was located hiding inside a residence in the town of Moria on Lesvos island.

The police are now looking for the third perpetrator of the murder, who is still unknown.

The 18-year-old illegal immigrant had been identified for his participation along with two other Afghans in the attack against the 21-year-old. The victim was pronounced dead from multiple stab wounds.

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Italy’s Salvini to Face New Trial Over Migrant Ship Blockade

Italy’s Senate has voted to allow the prosecution of ex-interior minister Matteo Salvini for blocking a migrant ship off Italy’s coast last August.

More than 100 migrants were stuck on the Spanish rescue ship Open Arms for 19 days off the isle of Lampedusa.

Prosecutors in Sicily accuse Mr Salvini of illegal detention, which could bring a jail term of up to 15 years.

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Think Tank Warns BoJo’s Uncapped Migration System Leaves UK Open to 660 Million Migrants

Migration Watch UK has warned that Boris Johnson’s so-called Australian-style point-based immigration system leaves Britain open to around 660 million migrant workers, as it has no cap on overall numbers.

Migration Watch has calculated the number of people beyond the European Union who would be eligible to apply for visas under the new system “to be at least 590 million”, according to an analysis sent to Breitbart London.

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Video of Migrants Landing in Italy With a Poodle, Sun Hat, And Smartphones Goes Viral

League party leader Matteo Salvini posted a video to Facebook and Twitter showing migrants arriving by boat at the Italian island of Lampedusa carrying smartphones, a poodle, and leisurely smoking cigarettes, with many of them dressed as if they were going on vacation.

In the video he posted to Facebook, which already has 3 million views, he wrote, “Here is the degree of ridicule and humiliation of Italy and the Italians this bankrupt government is causing us. We are now a joke abroad.”

He also wrote on Twitter, “Cigarette, straw hat and a poodle on a leash. Are we serious?”

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Facebook Censors Hydroxychloroquine Praise, Even in Countries Where it’s an Official Treatment

By its own admission, Facebook has nearly 2.5 billion active users, so it’s clear that it serves the entire world, rather than just the US market.

Yet during a global crisis and turmoil such as the multi-month coronavirus pandemic — the way it dishes out “coronavirus disinformation” censorship, Facebook went with imposing the rules of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on its users.

The CDC’s position, for example, is that hydroxychloroquine is not effective in treatment of Covid-19 patients. Facebook and other social media giants dutifully follow this line, regardless of the fact that many countries are already officially using and recommending hydroxychloroquine as efficient medicine.

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LGBT Activists Vandalize Statue of Jesus Christ in Warsaw, Polish PM Morawiecki Condemns Bigotry

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki condemned those behind an attack on the statue of Jesus Christ in Warsaw’s city center by LGBT and Antifa activists, stating that he would not permit such “acts of vandalism”.

“Acts of vandalism such as the ones we saw in Warsaw will lead to nothing good and have only one goal — to divide society even more. I will not allow this!” the prime minister’s chancellery posted in a message on Twitter.

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20 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/30/2020

  1. Did anyone else know Mussolini declared himself the ‘Protector of Islam’ and was awarded a ceremonial sword in kind? So much for anti-Islamization activists being Fascists.

    • The Waffen-SS which was opened to volunteers after the massive losses on the Eastern Front had the Muslim Handschar division.
      Most German soldiers didn’t care for the foreign legions but it is difficult to take on the entire world.
      Actually I have a grudging respect for their banning of central banking/usury and dislike of a certain tribe but also wonder if the antipathy towards that tribe will be put aside in times of conquest.

      • That very same Waffen SS had the guns of those muslim divisions turned on them and the Wehrmacht. The Germans then had the good sense to shoot the savages. Then, not to be outdone, ole Tito after the war shot hundreds of thousands more for good measure, for even that Croat knew that he could not let them live to fight another day.

  2. French Mayor Viciously Beaten After Telling Youths to Stop Shooting Off Fireworks

    A group of youths brutally beat the mayor of a small town in the French department of Isère after he attempted to stop them from shooting off fireworks.
    And will those youths be punished for such utter meaningless brutality? Six strokes of the cane on bare bums and at least 4 months hard labour-such a punishment would I am certain be a deterent from future happenings. No matter what colour or race, that should be the verdict. A liberal weakness has eaten itself into Western European Society-now we are paying for such an irresponsibel attitudes.

    • In America, when a news report speaks of “youths” or “teens” without further modification or description, you can be certain that the “youths” or “teens” were minorities of the African-American variety. The media will not announce a description that allows the populace to look out for the perpetrators unless they are white youths or teens. Does the media in France and Germany provide a similar disservice to peace and good order?

  3. UK: Tory MPs Call for Repatriation of Allegedly Trafficked Jihadi Brides and Children: Report-
    They knew full well what they were getting into-if they have no British passports which is likely then there is no justification for such action. Apart from anything else, it is probable that they will carry Covid 19-that closes the door either way. The UK is well and truly over populated, causing this present nasty virus to spread very quickly across the nation, as we are seeing daily. UK borders must be closed forthwith no matter the circumstances if the nation is ever to have a chance of recouperation.

    • As the Islamics are currently washed Western Europe is already well and truly fixed. Patriots to replace the parrots will be in extreme demand soon.

  4. About that migration to Britainistan, they do know that they are an island right?
    If Dr. Fauci tells me to slap myself in the face with a lead pipe the I must do it right away because he is an “expert” plus he has a white coat!
    So sad about the human herd as it nears its obsolescence. The pack will line up for a vaccine that comrade Fauci owns the patent to and not even ask what is in it.
    No vaccination no occupation. No vaccination no shopping at the grocery.
    Do you wear the mark? Alarms sound, SWAT team appears, off to the re-education camp for you heretic thought criminal.
    Saw a sad snippet the other day, Topps baseball card company sold 52,000 Fauci cards in 24 hours breaking the record.
    Unless it was for people to make fun of the weak opening pitch.

  5. Re: UK: Bakery refused to sell WW2 pensioner bread because she only had “dirty” cash.

    They have a point; Covid-19 stays for some time on hard surfaces. My local Sainsburys supermarket only takes cash at the automated tills, not the manned ones.

    I try to pay only by card; as it’s not contactless, I hold it in my right hand (naked, for rubbing my eyes or adjusting my mask) and press the buttons with my gloved left one, also used for door handles, lift buttons etc.

    • “Damned if I will take out a high interest loan for every or any purchase. How many wear some kind of glove on one hand at least. Everything is handled by a thousand glands before selection for exchange. I have travelled in a few countries from “Burma” through the Islamic hoods being barnacled onto every Christian feed. It’s becoming less “diverse” every day. Islamics have the food passage all the way. That’s a hell of a risk considering the Islamic track record. Life for many non Islamics may become not open to living much longer while ignoring the presence of this drug crazed monster and it’s hens. Mother Nature will have to see Godless Ali on his way. I imagine.

    • The scientific truth is the opposite of what you allege, as you can see from a cursory Internet search. Various central banks and mints, responsible for national banknotes and coins, have researched all this. If anything, plastic is more dangerous than paper and metal.

      The fact is that in at least one country, commercial banks have quietly dismantled many ATMs in the first half of 2020.

      As part of homoglobalist Globocap (thanks to CJ Hopkins at Unz Review) the Plandemic is a great chance to move the sheeple over to CASHLESS, so they can be much better surveilled and as dissidents, be rendered insolvent at the push of a button. Banks also hate cash as they have to spend money on moving and counting it, etc.

      It is surprising that so few Normies can connect the dots between Covid and Cashless, likely because the Presstitutes only ever write about the drive to cashless in the “boring” Business pages. And TV doesn@t ever address it.

  6. Well now, the sponsors have decided to give another airing of the Barx and Falsie Dog and Phony Show. It was hoped that they would have new material to entertain us with but it seems that they are working the some old tired script. I suppose that Big Pharma is insisting upon its costly and highly profitable ‘cures’ instead of the affordable quinine derivative that actually works and does some good.
    We need to grow a different crop but were will have to plow the Pharm-land first, so let’s head to the barns and grease up the tractors, the Pharma we have to plow is pretty big.

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