Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/1/2020

A federal appeals court overturned the death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving younger brother of the two Boston Marathon bombers. Mr. Tsarnaev will not be freed from prison, since the decision affects only the penalty phase of his trial.

In other news, an estimated 11,000 migrants landed in Italy during a single week.

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Financial Crisis
» Germany Economic Collapse: Nearly 10 Years of Growth Wiped Out in Nightmare for Merkel
 
USA
» $100 Fine: Gatherings of More Than Three People on Sidewalks Banned in DC Suburb Arlington County, Va Over Coronavirus Concerns
» Antifa Terrorists Are Now Being Donated “Riot Gear” From Out of State Donors to Assist With Their Nightly Mob Violence
» Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Death Sentence Overturned by Appeals Court
» College Expels Student for ‘Racist’ Social Media Post, Then Discovers What Actually Happened
» Court Overturns Death Penalty for Boston Marathon Bomber
» Ocasio-Cortez Refers to St. Father Damien Who Served Lepers and Died of Leprosy as “White Supremacist Culture”
» Orlando Magic Forward Becomes First NBA Player to Stand During National Anthem: “the Answer is the Gospel”
» There’s No Kneeling in the NHL: No Less Than 6 Teams Link Arms, Stand Together During National Anthem to Show Unity
» Trump Says He Will Ban TikTok From U.S. Through Executive Action as Soon as Today
» Update: Portland Ied Bomber Outed by His Grandmother Turns Himself in to Police
» Video: Black Lives Matter Protesters Burn Bibles in Portland
» Winston-Salem: Shooting Kills 14-Year-Old, Injures Another
» Woman Thrown to the Ground, Suffers Broken Leg After Telling Someone to Wear a Face Mask at New Jersey Staples Store (Video)
 
Canada
» “Afro-Indigenous Rising” Evicted From Toronto Park, Rebel News Swarmed by Unwashed Masses
 
Europe and the EU
» Brexiteers Kate Hoey and Claire Fox Make Peers List — But Not Remainer Bercow
» Esteemed French Dr. Didier Raoult Testifies Person Behind Death Threats He Received is Top Doctor Linked to Gilead Pharmaceuticals
» Thousands Protest in Berlin Against Coronavirus Restrictions
» UK Govt Can Appeal Decision to Allow ISIS Bride’s Return to Fight Citizenship Stripping
» UK: ‘A Paramilitary-Style Force Marching in the Streets’: Hundreds of Protesters From Coalition of Groups Branded ‘Terrifying’ By Nigel Farage as They Walk Through London — With One Confronting Officers Yelling ‘F*** the Police’
» UK: Police Officer Injured Trying to Break Up Fight at Illegal Mass Eid Gathering
 
Middle East
» Turkey’s Brain Drain: Why Youths See No Future There
 
Caucasus
» The Genocide That Never Ends: Turkey, Azerbaijan Renew Threats to Armenians
 
South Asia
» Thailand: Thousands of Sex-Mad Monkeys Overrun City and Eat Themselves to Death as Cops Admit They Are Powerless to Control Them
 
Far East
» China Floods Affect 54.8 Million People, Inflict US$20 Billion in Losses
» China Will Stop Recognising British Hong Kong Passports: Chinese Amb to UK
» U.S. Ambassador for Religious Liberty Warns Vatican: China is ‘At War With Faith’
» US Ramps Up Sanctions Over Uighur Abuses With Penalties on Powerful Chinese Paramilitary Group
 
Australia — Pacific
» Coast 22-Year-Old Stabbed in Fight With Party Crashers
 
Immigration
» 5 Migrants Kill Hedgehog in Germany After Using the Poor Animal as a Football
» Estimated 11,000 Migrants Arrived in Italy in a Single Week
» Immigrants Account for Majority of New Coronavirus Cases in Denmark
» Italian Island Runs Out of Room to Quarantine New Migrants
» Seven ‘Migrants’ Are Arrested After Being Found in the Back of Lorry That Arrived in the UK From Calais — as Britain Warns France to Get Tougher on Stopping Them Travelling Over
» UK: Channel Migrants: Nine Boats Intercepted in Channel
 
Culture Wars
» Kanye West Tweets “Over 22,500,000 Black Babies Have Been Aborted Over the Past 50 Years”
 

Germany Economic Collapse: Nearly 10 Years of Growth Wiped Out in Nightmare for Merkel

ANGELA MERKEL is facing another huge crisis after a plunge in Germany’s economic output in the second quarter — triggered by the coronavirus crisis — wiped out nearly a decade of economic growth.

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

$100 Fine: Gatherings of More Than Three People on Sidewalks Banned in DC Suburb Arlington County, Va Over Coronavirus Concerns

Gatherings of three or more people on sidewalks and streets were banned by the Arlington County Board on Friday to enforce social distancing measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 China coronavirus. Pedestrians could be fined up to $100 for that and for violating a six foot social distancing order.

Arlington County is located in Northern Virginia across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., with the historic city of Alexandria on its southern boundary. In recent decades the county was transformed into a dynamic mix of young couples raising families, hipster singles and immigrants accompanied by strong business development. The five members of the Arlington County Board are all elected Democrats.

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

Antifa Terrorists Are Now Being Donated “Riot Gear” From Out of State Donors to Assist With Their Nightly Mob Violence

The Antifa terrorists in Portland are being donated riot gear from out of state donors.

They’ve organized out of state donations for their nightly riots.

The Antifa and Black Lives Matter mob have been rioting nightly for the past 60 nights in downtown Portland.

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

Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Death Sentence Overturned by Appeals Court

BOSTON (Reuters) — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence for helping carry out the 2013 attack, which killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

Tsarnaev and his older brother set off a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs near the finish line of the world-renowned race, tearing through the packed crowd and causing many people to lose legs.

A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld much of Tsarnaev’s conviction but ordered a new trial over what sentence Tsarnaev should receive for the death penalty-eligible crimes he was convicted of.

U.S. Circuit Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson, writing for the court, said the trial judge “fell short” in conducting the jury selection process and screening jurors for potential bias following pretrial publicity surrounding the high-profile case.

Thompson said the pervasive news coverage of the bombings and their aftermath featured “bone-chilling” photos and videos of Tsarnaev, now 27, and his brother carrying backpacks at the marathon and of those injured and killed near its finish line.

Thompson said the judge deemed jurors eligible who had “already formed an opinion that Dzhokhar was guilty — and he did so in large part because they answered ‘yes’ to the question whether they could decide this high-profile case based on the evidence.”

Thompson stressed the ruling’s limits. “Make no mistake: Dzhokhar will spend his remaining days locked up in prison, with the only matter remaining being whether he will die by execution,” she said.

While all three judges agreed the death sentence should be overturned, U.S. Circuit Judge Juan Torruella said he believed Tsarnaev was also denied the right to a fair trial when the judge declined to let the case be tried outside of Boston…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

College Expels Student for ‘Racist’ Social Media Post, Then Discovers What Actually Happened

A student at Georgia’s Wesleyan College was reinstated after initially being expelled for social media posts that the school says it now realizes she did not make.

After an investigation and appeal from the student at the all-female campus, the school found that “new information” revealed that the expelled student was not involved in the posts in question.

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

Court Overturns Death Penalty for Boston Marathon Bomber

A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the death penalty for the man responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and injured more than 260 others.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, detonated two bombs at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. While Tamerlan was killed during a shootout with law enforcement, Dzhokhar was apprehended following a massive manhunt and is currently being held at a high-security prison in Florence, Colorado.

A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new penalty-phase trial, saying the judge presiding over the trial did not thoroughly screen jurors for potential biases.

Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson assured that the court’s ruling had no bearing on Tsarnaev’s freedom.

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

Ocasio-Cortez Refers to St. Father Damien Who Served Lepers and Died of Leprosy as “White Supremacist Culture”

This woman is so toxic — and stupid.

Not a good combination.

Democrat thought leader Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez referred to Saint Fr. Damien as an example of “white supremacist culture.”

St. Damien of Molokai, also called Father Damien, from Belgium, devoted his life to missionary work among the Hawaiian lepers and became a saint of the Roman Catholic Church.

AOC slanders the Catholic saint who devoted his life to lepers as an example of “white supremacism.”

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

Orlando Magic Forward Becomes First NBA Player to Stand During National Anthem: “the Answer is the Gospel”

Prior to the start of the Orlando Magic/Brooklyn Nets game on Friday, Magic forward Jonathan Isaac was the only person inside the Wide World of Sports Complex in Disney standing while the national anthem was being sung, becoming the first NBA player to do so this season.

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

There’s No Kneeling in the NHL: No Less Than 6 Teams Link Arms, Stand Together During National Anthem to Show Unity

Players from the Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Dallas Stars, and Nashville Predators all stood to honor the playing of the national anthem in recent games.

Not one single player kneeled.

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

Trump Says He Will Ban TikTok From U.S. Through Executive Action as Soon as Today

President Trump late Friday told reporters that he will ban popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok from the United States as soon as today.

The president said:

“As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States. I have that authority … It’s going to be signed tomorrow.”

Trump said he could use an executive order or emergency economic powers.

TikTok, the wildly popular short-form video social media platform, is owned by ByteDance, a Chinese company. Due to the iron grip the Chinese Communist Party has over all aspects of life in China, including business, it is believed that TikTok is likely funneling vast amounts of user data to the Xi Jinping’s government, posing a significant national security threat. The company denies it.

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

Update: Portland Ied Bomber Outed by His Grandmother Turns Himself in to Police

The Portland IED Bomber turned himself in.

Gabriel S. Agardberryhill was booked at 9:29 PM on Thursday, July 30th by US Marshals Service. Agardberryhill was booked into Multnomah County Jail in Portland, Oregon.

From our source, “His sister convinced him to turn himself in. Not to make any excuses for him but apparently he had a bad childhood, and had been in and out of foster homes. Antifa and the Leftists prey on these types of kids.”

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

Video: Black Lives Matter Protesters Burn Bibles in Portland

Black Lives Matter activists protested/rioted in Portland overnight for the 65th night in a row, lighting fires, burning American flags, and even burning Bibles.

A video that went viral Saturday showed protesters burning Bibles in front of a federal courthouse.

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

Winston-Salem: Shooting Kills 14-Year-Old, Injures Another

Two teens have died after a drive-by shooting in Winston-Salem early Saturday morning.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Woman Thrown to the Ground, Suffers Broken Leg After Telling Someone to Wear a Face Mask at New Jersey Staples Store (Video)

A woman was physically assaulted this week after telling someone to wear a face mask in a New Jersey Staples store.

54-year-old Margot Kagan suffered a broken leg after telling another woman she was “endangering everyone by not wearing a mask.”

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

“Afro-Indigenous Rising” Evicted From Toronto Park, Rebel News Swarmed by Unwashed Masses

FINALLY, the Antifa-types who were occupying Dufferin Grove Park in Toronto we’re forced to vacate by law enforcement (they were breaking numerous sections of the Trespass Act for weeks, after all.)

Many of the occupiers are the rank and file thugs who make up Afro Indigenous Rising — the same squatters who finally moved out of Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square after occupying the premises for three long, filthy weeks.

All they want is for the Toronto Police Service to be abolished.

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

Brexiteers Kate Hoey and Claire Fox Make Peers List — But Not Remainer Bercow

Brexit supporters from across the political spectrum have been named as future peers, but notably absent is the Remain-backing John Bercow, breaking with tradition that former speakers are offered a seat in the House of Lords.

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

Esteemed French Dr. Didier Raoult Testifies Person Behind Death Threats He Received is Top Doctor Linked to Gilead Pharmaceuticals

Way back in late March Laura Ingraham reported on the latest study by the French research team led by the renowned epidemiologist Dr. Didier Raoult that was able to repeat his findings from a previous study.

This time Dr. Raoult administered hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin to 80 patients and observed improvement in EVERY CASE except for a very sick 86-year-old with an advanced form of coronavirus infection.

This was very promising news once again from Dr. Didier Raoult.

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

Thousands Protest in Berlin Against Coronavirus Restrictions

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands protested Germany’s coronavirus restrictions Saturday in a Berlin demonstration marking what organizers called “the end of the pandemic” — a declaration that comes just as authorities are voicing increasing concerns about an uptick in new infections.

With few masks in sight, a dense crowd marched through downtown Berlin from the Brandenburg Gate.

Protesters who came from across the country held up homemade signs with slogans like “Corona, false alarm,” “We are being forced to wear a muzzle,” “Natural defense instead of vaccination” and “We are the second wave.”

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

UK Govt Can Appeal Decision to Allow ISIS Bride’s Return to Fight Citizenship Stripping

The British government can challenge the Court of Appeal’s decision to allow Shamima Begum to enter the UK to challenge her loss of citizenship.

In February 2019, the Conservative government stripped Ms Begum of her British nationality — barring her from the country — in response to her having travelled to Syria to marry a jihadist and join Islamic State.

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

UK: ‘A Paramilitary-Style Force Marching in the Streets’: Hundreds of Protesters From Coalition of Groups Branded ‘Terrifying’ By Nigel Farage as They Walk Through London — With One Confronting Officers Yelling ‘F*** the Police’

Former MEP Nigel Farage blasted today’s Afrikan Emancipation Day march through London, describing the event as ‘divisive’ as protesters dressed in paramilitary-style clothing took part in the event.

Hundreds of demonstrators brought Brixton to a halt as they marched through London to mark Afrikan Emancipation Day.

The coalition of action groups — led by Stop The Maangamizi: We Charge Genocide/Ecocide and the Afrikan Emancipation Day reparations march committee — took the drastic action to ‘make themselves heard’ in a bid for reparations from the UK government.

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

UK: Police Officer Injured Trying to Break Up Fight at Illegal Mass Eid Gathering

One Metropolitan Police Services officer suffered a head injury when he tried to break up a fight at an illegal mass gathering for the Muslim celebration of Eid in East London.

Police were responding to calls of a large crowd gathering on Ilford Lane, near the junction with Dudley Road, in Ilford, in the London borough of Redbridge, just before midnight on Thursday.

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

Turkey’s Brain Drain: Why Youths See No Future There

Turkey’s Islamist president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, once declared his political mission as “raising devout (Muslim) generations.” Research in recent years has shown that Turkish youths have defied Erdogan’s most ambitious social engineering project.

Konda, a pollster, found in 2019 that Turkish youths were less likely than the wider population to identify themselves as “religious conservative.” They were less likely to fast, pray regularly or (for females) cover their hair. Ipsos, an international pollster, found that only 12% of Turks trust Islamic clerics. SODEV, another pollster, found that 60.5% of youths that support Erdogan said they would prefer to live in Christian Switzerland with half the salary they would earn in Muslim Saudi Arabia. SODEV’s study also found that 70.3% of respondents think a talented youth would never be able to get ahead in professional life without political/bureaucratic “connections,” i.e., without a hidden touch of nepotism. And only 30% of them think one could freely express his opinion on social media.

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

The Genocide That Never Ends: Turkey, Azerbaijan Renew Threats to Armenians

By Marshall Moushigian

Chances are good that you awoke this morning to the unpleasant sound of an alarm clock. Chances are certain that you did not wake to the unpleasant sound of Azerbaijani artillery shells crashing through your roof. But if you are Armenian living along Armenia’s border with Azerbaijan or in the yet-to-be-recognized Republic of Artsakh (formerly Nagorno Karabagh), you did suffer such a rude awakening.

To understand today and tomorrow, we must understand yesterday. Artsakh is a region that traces its Armenian roots to the fourth century AD. When Armenia and Azerbaijan were independent, from 1918 to 1920, Azerbaijan recognized Artsakh as part of Armenia. However, when the Soviet Union subsumed these two countries, Joseph Stalin, then the Commissar of Nationalities, gave Artsakh and her Armenians to Azerbaijan. Time and again the Armenians of Artsakh petitioned Moscow, unsuccessfully, for reunification with Armenia.

The Christian Armenians of Artsakh were second-class citizens of Soviet Azerbaijan. Tensions came to a head in 1988 with a near-unanimous vote for reunification. This enraged the Muslim Azeris and they pounced on the Armenians living in the Azeri cities of Baku and Sumgait. Armenians who weren’t killed were driven out. Full-scale war ensued and, given the ethnic bonds between Azeris and Turks, it was obvious that what was happening to the Armenians of 1988 was the same tragedy that befell the Armenians of 1915 — genocide. The war ended in 1994 with the Azeri army vanquished, and sovereignty for the Artsakh Armenians…

           — Hat tip: LK [Return to headlines]
 

Thailand: Thousands of Sex-Mad Monkeys Overrun City and Eat Themselves to Death as Cops Admit They Are Powerless to Control Them

POLICE in Thailand have admitted they are powerless to control sex-crazed monkeys that have overrun a city.

The population of macaques, which has been growing on a massive scale, are also eating themselves to death by gorging on junk food.

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

China Floods Affect 54.8 Million People, Inflict US$20 Billion in Losses

China’s reports of deaths, damaged homes suspiciously low given scale of disaster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The massive floods which have ravaged China over the past two months have inflicted a heavy toll on the communist country in terms of damages to property and direct economic losses, with the vaunted Three Gorges Dam seemingly inadequate in reducing these effects and the death toll remaining suspiciously low.

After two months of torrential rains and tremendous flooding across the Yangtze River, Yellow River, and Huai River, China’s state-run media mouthpiece Xinhua on Wednesday (July 29) cited the Ministry of Emergency Management as saying that the “rain-triggered floods” have affected 54.8 million people in 27 provincial-level regions as of Tuesday (July 28). Despite the vast scale of the disaster across China over two months, the government is reporting a miraculously low 158 dead or missing.

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

China Will Stop Recognising British Hong Kong Passports: Chinese Amb to UK

China’s ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming has said that the Communist state will no longer recognise the British National (Overseas) passport as a valid legal document, suggesting that his country will block the three million Hong Kongers eligible for one from leaving the city.

Some 350,000 people in the former British territory have the travel document, but the British government offered to extend that to three million Hong Kong residents and increase entry visas to the UK from six months to up to five years from January 2021, in effect offering a path to settled status and British citizenship.

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

U.S. Ambassador for Religious Liberty Warns Vatican: China is ‘At War With Faith’

Sam Brownback, U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, said China’s hacking of Vatican computers should warn Church leaders the nation’s communist government is not to be trusted.

Speaking with Crux, a U.S.-based online Catholic news outlet, Ambassador Brownback said he really hopes “that the Vatican would look at this and see what they are dealing with,” in reference to revelations this week that hackers tied to the Chinese government had infiltrated the Vatican’s computer networks beginning last May.

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

US Ramps Up Sanctions Over Uighur Abuses With Penalties on Powerful Chinese Paramilitary Group

The U.S. has sanctioned a powerful Chinese paramilitary organization in the country’s western province, accusing it of playing a key role in the detention and repression of Muslim ethnic minorities.

The sanctions could have far-reaching consequences, depending on their level of enforcement, given the deep economic and political control of the group, the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, in the Xinjiang region.

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

Coast 22-Year-Old Stabbed in Fight With Party Crashers

A 22-year-old man is in a serious condition in hospital after being stabbed in the chest during a fight at a Birtinya home early this morning.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

5 Migrants Kill Hedgehog in Germany After Using the Poor Animal as a Football

Five young migrant men in the southwest German town of Rastatt kicked a hedgehog to death after using it as a football in the gardens of the local baroque palace, local news portal Karlsruhe Insider reports.

Anja Starck, the director in charge of the hedgehog rescue station Karlsruhe, said it was difficult to control her feelings about what happened to the defenseless creature.

“I’m pissed off,” she told German newspaper Badische Neuste Nachricthen.

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

Estimated 11,000 Migrants Arrived in Italy in a Single Week

Italy has seen a surge in migrant arrivals in recent weeks, with as many as 11,000 arriving last week, half of them coming from Tunisia.

The Italian Interior Ministry released a statement this week saying: “Autonomous landings on the Italian coast have more than multiplied in a very short period of time.”

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

Immigrants Account for Majority of New Coronavirus Cases in Denmark

Denmark is currently seeing its largest spikes in COVID-19 daily infection figures since mid-May.

91 new coronavirus cases were registered by the Danish health authorities on Thursday, while the daily number of new cases has been creeping up throughout July (from 18 new cases per day at the start of July to 41 by last week), Danish Radio reported.

Immigrants make up the majority of the new cases, Danish Radio reported. Out of the 247 new cases registered during week 30, 59 percent were immigrants. As this group makes up only 14 percent of the total population, this constitutes a large over-representation. People with origins in Iraq, Morocco, Israel and Jordan make up the majority of cases.

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

Italian Island Runs Out of Room to Quarantine New Migrants

ROME (AP) — About 250 Tunisian migrants in several small boats have reached a tiny Italian island that has run out of room to quarantine them as required by Italy’s anti-coronavirus measures, local officials said Saturday.

The Sicilian newspaper Giornale di Sicilia quoted Lampedusa Mayor Toto’ Martello as saying the island can’t wait until the government sends a chartered ferry where the migrants can be held for 14 days to fulfill the country’s quarantine requirement.

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

Seven ‘Migrants’ Are Arrested After Being Found in the Back of Lorry That Arrived in the UK From Calais — as Britain Warns France to Get Tougher on Stopping Them Travelling Over

Seven suspected migrants have been arrested after being found in the back of a lorry at a port in Plymouth, days after after a record-breaking 202 crossed the Channel.

Devon and Cornwall Police received a report of the five adults and two teenagers being found at Millbay Docks at 7.15am today.

They were located in a Mesguen lorry trailer, which is believed to have arrived at the port on Friday.

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

UK: Channel Migrants: Nine Boats Intercepted in Channel

Nine boats carrying 96 migrants across the Channel have been intercepted by the Border Force.

The Home Office said they were alerted to vessels travelling from France to the UK at about 04:00 BST on Friday.

One boat landed on a beach near to the nuclear power plant in Dungeness, Kent, police said.

Since 1 January 2020, there have been 3,583 migrants who have reached the UK. A record 202 people in 20 vessels reached the UK on Thursday.

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

Kanye West Tweets “Over 22,500,000 Black Babies Have Been Aborted Over the Past 50 Years”

A day after rap artist Kanye West responded to those who criticized his emotional admission that he and wife, Kim Kardashian, nearly aborted their first daughter, the self-proclaimed presidential candidate shared an alarming figure concerning abortion and the African-American community.

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

13 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/1/2020

  1. I can’t find much sympathy for the Karen in NJ who was assaulted by another woman after whining about her not wearing a mask. Hopefully the police do not find the woman who assaulted her; the assaulter is allegedly black so the police probably will not look too hard. In the future, when confronted by such a Karen it would be wise to first put on a mask in order to make identification more difficult before proceeding to administer some wall to wall remedial training in minding one’s own business.

    If someone really has such a concern over contracting the Wuhan Virus then they need to be the ones staying home and isolating from everyone else. There are any number of ways to conduct one’s business without having to be in public and inconveniencing everyone else who does not have the same fear or concern.

    • Not really, Moon. I was taken off the “shielding” list in June (no idea why, my meds are the same, and-alas-I haven’t suddenly got younger); could get food delivered by a charity rather than government agencies, but I still wouldn’t get my preferred choices, which involve more than one chain and an independent butcher (better meat, and nothing halal). One can only eat so much white bread and tins of baked beans. Individual orders online would not be enough for free delivery.

      If I can manage a mask (which I know is more about protecting others than myself) on public transport and in shops, is it really too much to ask others to do so?

    • Those who are against abortion need to rethink how they frame their activism if they actually want to convince women to stop aborting their babies.

      If abortion was instead encouraged from a white supremacist viewpoint as being a positive thing because it results in far less future orcs of every pigmentation being born, then the resulting backlash by those who actually believe the BLM bovine defecation would have the desired effect of more ignorant women of color refusing to abort because of the racist overtones which would now be associated with such an act.

      Incidentally, Margaret Sanger was a proponent of eugenics, birth control, and abortion for precisely this reason. I happen to agree, and every ghetto-momma who has an abortion is likely saving lives since their now aborted future hood rat will not be shooting innocent kids in drive-bys or not so innocent gang bangers when the aim is a little better. Also, that is that many fewer robberies, rapes, beatings, knifings, overdoses from badly cut drugs, etc and that isn’t even counting the fortune saved from having to incarcerate mommy’s little treasure for all the years between criminal acts until another hood rat shoots him in a drive by.

  2. While I don’t care much for sports, I do find it worthy of respect the example the NHL has chosen to make of respect for the flag and each other by all standing in unity for the national anthem. Contrast this to the poor example set by almost every other sports league.

    The obvious observation is that the difference between the NHL and almost every other sports league is that hockey is almost exclusively a white dominated sport in contrast to black domination of every other major team sport. Still, I am very pleased with the decision of the players to show respect for their country instead of groveling on their knees like every other sports league. If they keep it up I might even consider watching some hockey games.

    • They didn’t stand for the anthem. They stood for “social justice.” “I think everyone in the league stands with those guys,” Colorado forward Matt Nieto said. “There’s just no room for racism in our sport or any sports or just in general for that matter.”

      J.T. Brown, who raised his right fist during the anthem prior to a game in 2017 when with the Tampa Bay Lightning, said on Twitter he applauded “this great start” from Dumba.

      “Moving forward, teammates shouldn’t let teammates fight this battle alone,” Brown tweeted. “We always show up for each other on the ice, this shouldn’t be any different.”

      Earlier this week, Avalanche center Nazem Kadri said standing together with Minnesota players prior to an exhibition game was a good sign of solidarity, but he called for more than just gestures.

      “We’re trying to make the game more diverse, and the diversity in the game doesn’t happen with racism still going on, so that’s an important thing for us to address,” Kadri said. “As players we have addressed that. From a league standpoint, I think we’d maybe like to see a little more acknowledgement and having them address the situation and know that they stand with their players.”

  3. Karen?
    I know some women whose names are Karen. They would find that very offensive [epithet] pretending to be James Bond.

    • It (Karen) is an easily understood shorthand for a particular kind of obnoxious (usually) short-haired suburban white female that seems to think the world revolves around her and her precious brats.

      Get over it.

  4. Hey! I guess we should learn to savor small victories like these:

    A Slovak-speaking man of African descent (the article specifically says “Afroamerican”, but that could be just the editor’s misguided attempt at being polite) was forcibly ejected from the Budapest-Prague express train EC 280 “Metropolitan” after “attempting to spark a racist incident”.

    According to the onboard personnel, the story went like this: In the dining car, the man ordered ham & eggs (“hemenex”, as Czechs and Slovaks transcribe it), which is traditionally served with a slice of sourdough rye bread (*). The passenger objected, demanding a white bread roll instead. The server informed him that white bread is available, but it costs extra. The passenger refused to pay extra, instead he called the server racist, started insulting the server and other passengers – all the while recording the whole incident on his phone.

    The train personnel wouldn’t have any of that nonsense, so they called the police, removed the troublesome passenger at the next station (Břeclav) and handed him to the police. He wasn’t arrested, but the incident caused one hour delay, for which he was fined 16.000 crowns (just a bit over 700 USD; that’s about net monthly wage of unqualified manual workers in Czechia). He threatens to sue for racism.

    The original article: https://echo24.cz/a/SUtue/afroamerican-mel-kvuli-housce-vyvolat-rasisticky-konflikt-v-breclavi-ho-vyhodili-z-vlaku
    Another article with some photos: https://www.blesk.cz/clanek/regiony-brno-brno-krimi/651210/afroamerican-se-pry-snazil-ve-vlaku-do-prahy-vyvolat-rasovy-konflikt-urazil-ho-chleb.html

    (*) – We call it “black bread”. 😉 It has a thick crust and a slightly bitter, nutty aftertaste, and we eat it with everything because we’re used to it.

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