Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/14/2020

This year’s 9/11 commemoration in New York City has been cancelled due to concerns over the Wuhan Coronavirus. Meanwhile, according to The New York Times, more than 40% of coronavirus deaths in the USA have occurred in nursing homes.

In other coronanews, New Zealand’s health czar announced that all those who test positive for COVID-19, plus their families, will be interned in “quarantine facilities”.

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Thanks to AA, Caroline Glick, Dean, Fjordman, JD, LP, MMc, Reader from Chicago, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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USA
» ‘#SayHisName’ Trends After Mainstream Media’s Silence on the Atrocious Killing of 5-Year-Old Cannon Hinnant
» 7 Arrested After Protesters Topple George Washington Statue at L.A. City Hall
» 911 NYC Tribute Canceled Over COVID Concerns Despite De Blasio Allowing BLM Mural Without a Permit
» AMC Movie Theaters Will Reopen on Aug. 20 With 15-Cent Tickets
» Arizona Family Mourns Loss of Grandmother Killed During Hit-and-Run in Chicago
» Bill Mitchell, YourVoice America Host, Permanently Suspended From Twitter
» Boy, 14, In Custody After Mom’s Boyfriend Killed in Detroit Shooting
» Breaking: Appeals Court Rules Hillary Clinton Does Not Have to Testify on Emails and Benghazi Attack Records
» California Judge Rules John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church Can Hold Indoor Worship Services
» CDC: More Than 1 in 4 Young Adults Contemplated Suicide During June
» Chicago Dan Ryan Protest: Here is the Route Demonstrators Are Expected to Take
» Child Sex Trafficking in Hollywood: Actor Goes Online Revealing Shocking Allegations
» CNN Finally Covers Murder of 5-Year-Old in Brief 200-Word Article
» Escape From New York: Wealthy Residents Flee in Droves as the City Degenerates Into a Hellhole
» Fauci Says There is “No Reason” Americans Are Not Able to Vote in Person in November Election
» Federal Appeals Court Rules CA’s Ban on “High-Capacity” Magazines Unconstitutional
» Flashback: Kamala Harris Laughs About Murdering Trump
» Florida Man Friday: Ever Been So Drunk You Assaulted a Restaurant?
» Former FBI Lawyer to Plead Guilty for Falsifying Document to Renew Carter Page FISA Warrant in Russia Probe Investigation
» GoFundMe Created to Help With Cannon Hinnant’s Funeral Expenses Surpasses $400,000 in 2 Days
» Granite City School District Fires Assistant Coach Without Hearing Over Black Lives Matter Facebook Comments
» HBO Max Adds “Proper Social Context” Intro to ‘Blazing Saddles’
» High School Counselor Who Was Fired for Criticizing Students That Skipped Class to Protest Loses Appeal
» Hillary Clinton Says She Would Accept Job in Biden Administration
» Joe Biden on Gun Control: Understanding Biden’s 2020 Platform and the Second Amendment
» Justice Department Finds Yale Illegally Discriminates Against Asians and Whites in Undergraduate Admissions in Violation of Federal Civil-Rights Laws
» Kamala Harris’ Ancestors Were Slave Owners — Will the Left Cancel Her?
» Kamala Harris Locked Up 2,000 for Weed
» Kindergartners to Learn That Not Hating the Cops & Not Watching the News is ‘White Supremacy’
» Lockdown Restrictions — A Test to See How Much Tyranny Americans Will Accept?
» Man Stabbed While Trying to Break Up Argument on Downtown Street
» Mayor: Macy’s Considering Leaving Water Tower Place
» Mid-2020 Gun Sales Eclipse All of 2019 Sales
» Millions of Acres of Crops in the Central U.S. Have Been Destroyed by a Series of Historic Natural Disasters
» More Than 40% of U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Linked to Nursing Homes
» MSM Propaganda: Prepare for Another Lockdown
» New Biden Arizona Hire Tweets Show Racist, Sexist, And Anti-Cop Tendencies
» New York City Seeing Exodus After Coronavirus
» NYC Man Wanted for Torching NYPD Car Busted After Taunting Feds
» Poll: Majority of Conservative Students Say They ‘Self Censor’ To Avoid Upsetting Leftists
» Radical Islamic Cleric Accused of Recruiting for ISIS Extradited to NYC on Terrorism Charges
» Report: Wisconsin Democrats Are Forcing People to Wear Masks at Home
» Rhode Island ISIS Terror Sympathizer Sent Home by Boston Judge
» Same Lunatic Who Sucker-Punched TPUSA Member Last Year Was Arrested Sunday for Repeatedly Stabbing Husband Bike-Riding With His Wife
» Stockton Student Who Was Reprimanded for Facebook Post Has 5 of 6 Charges Dropped
» Stray Dog Who Visited Car Dealership Every Day Gets Adopted and Lands Dream Job as a Greeter at the Dealership
» Texas Man Arrested Over Police Parody Facebook Page
» The Real Kamala Harris
» This Isn’t Going to be Good at All
» Twitter Starts Blocking Links to Alex Jones’ Video Platform Banned.Video
» U.S. Border Agents to Seize Clothing Made by Companies Linked to Prison Labor in China
» Video: BLM Protesters Chant: “Who Do We Protect? Black Criminals!”
» Video: Young Americans Say Trump’s Coronavirus Relief Executive Order is Really Cool… When They Think it’s Biden’s
» Young Goon Who Beat the Hell Out of Macy’s Store Manager in Gruesome Planned Attack Walks Free With Only Probation
 
Europe and the EU
» 20 Arrests After Rioters Attack Dutch Police With Stones, Fireworks, And Eggs
» At Least 100,000 Victims of Modern Slavery Just in UK
» Britons Threatened With Up to £3k Fine for Not Wearing Masks
» Could Beirut-Style Explosion Happen in Romania or Hungary? Romanian Port is Storing 26,000 Tons of Ammonium Nitrate
» F1 Multi-Millionaire Lewis Hamilton Virtue Signals About the Environment While Enjoying His Gas Guzzling Speedboat
» Farage: Middle England Will Lose Hope in Boris on Law and Order, Migration
» Is Sweden’s Coronavirus Strategy a Cautionary Tale or a Success Story?
» Lessons From the Battle of Warsaw, 1920-2020
» Poles Are Urged Not to Say “Murzyn”, the Polish Word for Negro
» UK: Police Condemn ‘Trial by Social Media’ After Dawn Butler’s Racism Accusations
» UK: Usborne Children’s Books is ‘Making Changes’ After Dover Mum’s Tesco Racism Complaint
» Younger Italians Reject Social Distancing
 
Middle East
» “Beyond Disgraceful”: Trump Blasts Persecution of Christians in the Middle East
» Caroline Glick: Lebanon: Hezbollah’s Potemkin Village
 
Russia
» Human Rights Watch: Level of Repression in Belarus Unprecedented
» PM Babis Calls for Repeat Presidential Election in Belarus
» Russia to Set Up Continuous Assembly Line for Su-57 Fifth-Generation Fighters
 
Far East
» Google Stops Responding Directly to Data Requests From Hong Kong Government
» TikTok Owner ByteDance Caught Censoring Anti-China Content
 
Australia — Pacific
» New Zealand Says it Will Put All New COVID Infectees & Their Family Members in “Quarantine Facilities”
 
Latin America
» “The CIA Simulated UFO Abductions in Latin America as Psychological Warfare Experiments” — Dr. Jacques Vallée
 
Immigration
» British Expat Living in France Claims He Gave Dinghy to Migrants to Cross the Channel After 11 Including Mother and Teenage Son Are Rounded Up by Police Near Dover Town Centre
» Calais Mayor Tells Boris to ‘Calm Down’, Claims Illegal Migration is UK’s Fault
» Germany: Migrant Rapes 11-Year-Old, Gets Released After 12 Days, Then Rapes 13-Year-Old
» North African Broke Into Milan Cathedral, Took Guard Hostage at Knifepoint
» Syrian Migrant Arrested for Rape in Sweden Just a Year After Gaining Citizenship
 
Culture Wars
» “Drag Queen Story Hour” Posts Tweet Deemed Pedophilic, Locks Account After Pushback
» Dallas Judge Grants Mother Full Decision-Making Power in Transitioning 8-Year-Old Son to Girl
» Nick Cave: “Political Correctness Has Grown to Become the Unhappiest Religion in the World”
» The Trilateral Commission’s Faux Attempt at Democratising
 

‘#SayHisName’ Trends After Mainstream Media’s Silence on the Atrocious Killing of 5-Year-Old Cannon Hinnant

Major news networks have not reported on the atrocious of 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant. The blackout of coverage on the murder of the young boy has sparked the hashtag #SayHisName on Twitter

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

7 Arrested After Protesters Topple George Washington Statue at L.A. City Hall

Seven people have been arrested for vandalizing and tearing down a statue of George Washington in downtown Los Angeles.

The incident occurred at the end of a protest titled “Black and Indigenous Solidarity Against Colonialism,” which promised a ‘special surprise” at the end of the event. After gathering at city hall, protesters moved across the street to Grand Park, where they defaced and toppled the statue.

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

911 NYC Tribute Canceled Over COVID Concerns Despite De Blasio Allowing BLM Mural Without a Permit

The iconic memorial display in NYC that features two beams of light to honor the victims of 9/11 has been canceled over coronavirus concerns just weeks after Mayor Bill de Blasio allowed a Black Lives Matter mural to be painted outside Trump Tower.

The “Tribute in Light beam won’t shine for the first time in 18 years because health risks posed to the large crew required to oversee it “were far too great,” according to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

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

AMC Movie Theaters Will Reopen on Aug. 20 With 15-Cent Tickets

Moviegoers will have to pay only 15¢ for tickets at AMC cinemas on Aug. 20, when the chain starts to reopen amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The cheap tickets will be available at more than 100 theaters across the U.S. The deal, a throwback to the price the company charged when it was founded in 1920, is intended to lure customers who may be worried about venturing into a theater because of the risk of contracting COVID-19.

“We are thrilled to once again open our doors to American moviegoers who are looking for an opportunity to get out of their houses and apartments and escape into the magic of the movies,” AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron said.

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

Arizona Family Mourns Loss of Grandmother Killed During Hit-and-Run in Chicago

PHOENIX — A 55-year-old Arizona woman is dead after she was killed by a hit-and-run drive near Chicago’s North Side Monday night.

“She didn’t deserve it,” said Zoraleigh Ryan’s granddaughter, Angelina Adams. “Now my only grandma is gone because people want to be dumb. An innocent person that is just so sweet, doesn’t hurt anyone. She always makes sure everyone’s good before herself.”

Adams, 17, is now left with nothing but memories. Her grandmother Zoraleigh Ryan was killed by a driver who Chicago Police say hit her on purpose.

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

Bill Mitchell, YourVoice America Host, Permanently Suspended From Twitter

After more than 11 years on the platform, Twitter has permanently suspended Bill Mitchell — a prominent supporter of President Trump and host of the political interview show YourVoice America.

Mitchell was allegedly initially given a 7-day suspension on his main account for talking about “mask dangers” — a topic that Twitter deems to be “coronavirus misinformation.”

He started using a second account to tweet during the ban and his main account was then permanently suspended for “ban evasion.”

Mitchell had more than 590,000 followers before he was suspended and is one of several prominent pro-Trump voices to be purged from the platform in recent months.

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

Boy, 14, In Custody After Mom’s Boyfriend Killed in Detroit Shooting

Police officials said the fight broke out between the teen’s 34-year-old mother and a 38-year-old man who reportedly was her boyfriend.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: Appeals Court Rules Hillary Clinton Does Not Have to Testify on Emails and Benghazi Attack Records

A DC appeals court ruled on Friday that Hillary Clinton does not have to testify on her private email system and Benghazi attack records.

Judicial Watch in 2015 discovered Hillary Clinton used a private server and blew the story wide open after uncovering emails she sent from a non “state.gov” email account.

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

California Judge Rules John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church Can Hold Indoor Worship Services

After influential pastor John MacArthur and his Grace Community Church brought a lawsuit against the state of California over orders stipulating that churches may not meet for indoor services, a judge has ruled that the church can hold worship services, with singing and without an attendance cap, until the full hearing in September.

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

CDC: More Than 1 in 4 Young Adults Contemplated Suicide During June

More than one quarter of young adults in the U.S. contemplated committing suicide during June, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, highlighting the toll the coronavirus pandemic has had on mental health.

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

Chicago Dan Ryan Protest: Here is the Route Demonstrators Are Expected to Take

Thousands of protesters are expected to join in a demonstration in Chicago Saturday aiming to shut down the Dan Ryan Expressway and then travel into downtown.

Hosted by several area organizations, the protest, titled “Black Lives Matter March: SHUTDOWN OUR DAN RYAN,” is set to step off at noon Saturday at 39 W. 47th Street.

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

Child Sex Trafficking in Hollywood: Actor Goes Online Revealing Shocking Allegations

In a shocking video, American film actor and producer John Paul Rice sent an alarming message about child sex trafficking in Hollywood and urged viewers to take action to end violations which, according to him, are not accidental in the entertainment industry.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

CNN Finally Covers Murder of 5-Year-Old in Brief 200-Word Article

CNN on Friday finally covered the brutal murder of 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant in a brief 218-word article amid pressure from conservatives.

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

Escape From New York: Wealthy Residents Flee in Droves as the City Degenerates Into a Hellhole

Hundreds of thousands of wealthy residents have already left New York City, and more are leaving every day as America’s biggest city rapidly degenerates into a hellhole. This is incredibly sad to watch, because in many ways New York had been an incredible success story over the past several decades.

[Comment: Democrats ruin cities.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Fauci Says There is “No Reason” Americans Are Not Able to Vote in Person in November Election

Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser for the White House coronavirus task force, said this week that there is “no reason” Americans are not able to vote in person for the 2020 presidential election in November.

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

Federal Appeals Court Rules CA’s Ban on “High-Capacity” Magazines Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court on Friday overturned California’s ban on firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, saying that the prohibition violates Second Amendment rights.

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

Flashback: Kamala Harris Laughs About Murdering Trump

Biden’s VP pick also compared ICE to KKK.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Florida Man Friday: Ever Been So Drunk You Assaulted a Restaurant?

On this week’s Florida Man Friday you’ll see the easiest DUI arrest in history, jihad return to the Sunshine State, and Colorado Man give Florida Man his most serious competition to date.

So join me now on another thrilling installment of…

Florida Man Friday!

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

Former FBI Lawyer to Plead Guilty for Falsifying Document to Renew Carter Page FISA Warrant in Russia Probe Investigation

Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith will plead guilty for falsifying a document to renew a FISA warrant of former Trump adviser Carter Page as part of U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigations into links between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, two sources familiar with the situation told Fox News.

On Friday, Clinesmith was charged with one felony account of making a false statement after he admitted to altering an email from the CIA in 2017. The email said Page worked as a source for the CIA, but Clinesmith edited the text to read that Page was not a source.

Relying on Clinesmith’s altered email as verification, a FBI supervisory special agent signed and submitted the renewed FISA application to the FISA Court.

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

GoFundMe Created to Help With Cannon Hinnant’s Funeral Expenses Surpasses $400,000 in 2 Days

A GoFundMe campaign launched by an extended family member to help with 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant’s funeral expenses has surpassed $400,000 in just two days.

Cannon was brutally murdered Sunday evening after 25-year-old neighbor Darius Sessoms rushed the young boy while he was riding his bike and fatally shot him in the head. Sessoms was apprehended the next day and charged with first-degree murder.

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

Granite City School District Fires Assistant Coach Without Hearing Over Black Lives Matter Facebook Comments

Expressing personal opinions on social media is bringing about devastating consequences for a lot of people. Christine Bailey, the assistant coach on the girls varsity basketball team at Granite City High School in Illinois, has been fired due to the comments she posted on Facebook.

It all started when Bailey commented on a Facebook post by Mariah Harrison, a graduate of the school. Harrison posted on Granite City Yard Sale group about selling Black Lives Matters t-shirts that she made. Bailey commented on the post, asking if it was “for real.” After some more replies exchanged back and forth, Bailey said that Harrison’s post was “hate-baiting” as the people involved in the BLM movement are “terrorists” and “criminals.”

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

HBO Max Adds “Proper Social Context” Intro to ‘Blazing Saddles’

The disclaimer is similar to the one the streamer added before ‘Gone With the Wind.’

Blazing Saddles is currently streaming on HBO Max, along with a new introduction that automatically plays before the Mel Brooks classic begins.

It is unclear exactly when the intro was added to the 1974 comedy classic starring the late Cleavon Little and the late Gene Wilder, but it was sometime after the film premiered on the streaming service in July.

“The intro was added to ensure that the film was put into the proper social context,” an HBO Max spokeswoman told The Hollywood Reporter.

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

High School Counselor Who Was Fired for Criticizing Students That Skipped Class to Protest Loses Appeal

An appeals court has upheld the firing of Patricia Crawford, a former high school guidance counselor at Rubidoux High School (RHS) in Riverside County’s Jurupa Unified School District in California, over Facebook posts where she expressed opposition to students missing classes in order to attend protests.

Crawford’s comments were part of a Facebook thread where she and other teachers at the school had commented on several students skipping their classes to attend the February 16, 2017 national “Day Without Immigrants” protest against some of the Trump administration’s immigration policies.

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

Hillary Clinton Says She Would Accept Job in Biden Administration

Speaking at The 19th Represents Summit on Thursday, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said she would accept a job in a prospective Joe Biden administration.

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

Joe Biden on Gun Control: Understanding Biden’s 2020 Platform and the Second Amendment

The one-two punch of the Wuhan Coronavirus explosion, and the civil unrest of early 2020, led to an unprecedented growth in firearms ownership in America. All told, there were about two million firearms sold in the month of March 2020 alone. Between March and July, an additional three million were sold, with about half of those happening in the month of June. Ammunition sales have similarly spiked, with record sales occurring on this website. However, gun owners don’t need a report to know that there has been a massive surge in demand for ammunition. They need only go down to their local gun store and see that all of the most common rounds are in short supply, sold out or being rationed at the point of sale. But it’s not just guns and ammo. There has also been a significant increase in the number of Americans obtaining their concealed carry weapons permit and packing on a daily basis. Forbes magazine estimates that 20 million Americans are now carrying as part of their everyday life. The flipside of this is that Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign has been perhaps the most radically anti-Second Amendment campaign on record. Former Vice President Biden is very proud of his role in spiriting the 1994 gun ban into passage. If he’s elected, we will see an expansion of the power of the federal government and attacks on the rights of Americans that will not be restricted to the ownership of firearms. As president, Biden would resume the Obama-era attacks on the suburbs ended by President Trump, give citizenship (and voting rights) to nearly 30 million illegal aliens and use the Federal Reserve to address a “racial wealth gap.” However, Biden’s desire to erode the Second Amendment deserves special attention. It is a radical agenda that will gut the right to bear arms in this country. Does that sound like bluster and hyperbole? It’s not.

           — Hat tip: AA [Return to headlines]
 

Justice Department Finds Yale Illegally Discriminates Against Asians and Whites in Undergraduate Admissions in Violation of Federal Civil-Rights Laws

The Department of Justice today notified Yale University of its findings that Yale illegally discriminates against Asian American and white applicants in its undergraduate admissions process in violation of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The findings are the result of a two-year investigation in response to a complaint by Asian American groups concerning Yale’s conduct.

“There is no such thing as a nice form of race discrimination,” said Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Civil Rights Division. “Unlawfully dividing Americans into racial and ethnic blocs fosters stereotypes, bitterness, and division. It is past time for American institutions to recognize that all people should be treated with decency and respect and without unlawful regard to the color of their skin. In 1890, Frederick Douglass explained that the ‘business of government is to hold its broad shield over all and to see that every American citizen is alike and equally protected in his civil and personal rights.’ The Department of Justice agrees and will continue to fight for the civil rights of all people throughout our nation.”

As a condition of receiving millions of dollars in taxpayer funding, Yale expressly agrees to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a cornerstone civil-rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.

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

Kamala Harris’ Ancestors Were Slave Owners — Will the Left Cancel Her?

Officially selected Tuesday as presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris has already entered the crucible as progressives and conservatives fight for control over the narrative surrounding the candidate.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Kamala Harris Locked Up 2,000 for Weed

Sen. Kamala Harris, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, reportedly prosecuted nearly 2,000 people on marijuana-related charges during her time as California attorney general.

A total of 1,974 people were sent to state prisons for marijuana-related offenses during Harris’s 2011-2016 tenure as the Golden State’s lead prosecutor, the Washington Free Beacon reported…

Democratic Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard confronted Harris about the number of marijuana arrests recorded during her time as lead prosecutor in one of the Democratic debates last year.

“She put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana,” Gabbard told the audience, according to Rolling Stone.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Kindergartners to Learn That Not Hating the Cops & Not Watching the News is ‘White Supremacy’

Kindergartners attending class in a Pennsylvania school district this fall will learn that sympathizing with police officers and not watching the news are both forms of white supremacy.

Yes, really.

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

Lockdown Restrictions — A Test to See How Much Tyranny Americans Will Accept?

Dragging the pandemic out over years with lockdowns hurts the majority of people. It expedites an economic crash that was already in motion and it will lead to massive poverty levels in the US as well as a supply chain breakdown. It may even lead to full-on collapse. — To be clear, I respect the private property rights of businesses that want customers to wear masks or take other precautions in their establishments. I have the right to not shop at those businesses if I don’t like it. The problems arise when government officials try to FORCE businesses to institute pandemic restrictions

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Man Stabbed While Trying to Break Up Argument on Downtown Street

Police Friday were searching for a suspect who stabbed a 32-year-old man when the victim tried to break up an argument in downtown San Diego.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Mayor: Macy’s Considering Leaving Water Tower Place

Macy’s is considering leaving its store in Water Tower Place, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said at a Friday news conference.

Lightfoot, who announced increased security measures in the Loop this weekend after unrest earlier in the week, pushed back when asked about a report suggesting recent looting was a factor in the retailer’s potential exit.

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

Mid-2020 Gun Sales Eclipse All of 2019 Sales

Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF) Chief Economist Jurgen Brauer analyzed July’s NICS figures and put this year’s gun sales pace into startling perspective earlier this week. “Our estimates suggest that the market for the first seven months of 2020 now has nearly matched that of the entire year of 2019,” he said in a press release issued on Monday.

Last month’s sales came in at 2 million, according to the SAAF estimate. Numbers from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) came in at a more conservative 1.85 million. Both organizations, however, concur the figures reflect a doubling of firearm-purchase-related use of the FBI’s NICS background check system when compared to that of July 2019.

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

Millions of Acres of Crops in the Central U.S. Have Been Destroyed by a Series of Historic Natural Disasters

While the mainstream media focuses on the upcoming election, COVID-19 and the endless protests going on in our major cities, another great tragedy is unfolding all across the middle of the country. A nightmarish drought, horrific flooding along the Mississippi River and a giant “derecho” that just hit the farm belt have combined to make this one of the toughest years for farmers ever. And this comes at a particularly bad time, because the stress that the COVID-19 pandemic has put on food distribution systems has already created periodic shortages of certain items around the nation. We definitely could have used an uneventful growing season this year, and unfortunately we didn’t get it.

On Monday, an absolutely massive “derecho” roared through the Midwest. According to USA Today, the storm had winds of up to 112 miles per hour…

The storm had winds of up to 112 mph near Cedar Rapids, Iowa — as powerful as an inland hurricane — as it tore from eastern Nebraska across Iowa and parts of Wisconsin, Indiana and Illinois, including Chicago and its suburbs.

Most hurricanes don’t have winds that high once they finally reach shore, and I have personally never experienced wind speeds of such magnitude.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

More Than 40% of U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Linked to Nursing Homes

At lest 68,000 residents and workers in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have died from the coronavirus, making up more than 40% of deaths from the virus, according to a New York Times analysis.

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

MSM Propaganda: Prepare for Another Lockdown

Articles by mainstream media are popping up in force lately and they all demand one thing to “crush” the coronavirus until there’s a vaccine ready. They want a second lockdown, and if we’ve learned anything from the mainstream media’s propaganda, it’s that this is a warning of things to come.

To save lives, and save the economy, we need another lockdown”, writes The New York Times. Not one of these people can explain how another lockdown, complete impoverishment, and total elimination of small businesses permanently along with the middle class will “save the economy.” Of course,e if you’ve been paying attention, you know this about crushing the dollar so the maters who rule over the world by money creation can own and control everyone and everything. This is by design. The economy must be crushed or no one will accept a digital dollar.

They very well could try another, even more restrictive lockdown in the near future. If it’s successful and people comply, expect to be a slave within a year. We know for a fact that the central bank is already demanding another lockdown.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

New Biden Arizona Hire Tweets Show Racist, Sexist, And Anti-Cop Tendencies

On Tuesday Joe Biden announced another round of staff hires in Arizona including Digital Organizing Director Michael Ramirez, who over the last decade has tweeted statements that are sexist, racist and anti-cop.

While the Biden campaign is pushing the narrative that Harris, who has been identified as one of the most progressive senators by Americans for Democratic Action, is really a pragmatic moderate, the hiring of Ramirez seems to indicate that the campaign is anything but moderate.

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

New York City Seeing Exodus After Coronavirus

New York City is reportedly seeing a “mass exodus” as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the New York Post.

Although New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been taking a tour of the state to ask people to return to the city, the New York Post reports that many have planned on making their move permanent.

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

NYC Man Wanted for Torching NYPD Car Busted After Taunting Feds

A Queens man wanted for allegedly torching a cop car had spray-painted “TOO LATE!” on his wall to taunt the feds — but he didn’t flee fast enough and FBI agents nabbed him anyway, Brooklyn prosecutors said.

Sam Resto was busted at his work Thursday afternoon with a passport in his backpack, and admitted to FBI agents he had planned to flee, prosecutors said.

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

Poll: Majority of Conservative Students Say They ‘Self Censor’ To Avoid Upsetting Leftists

A survey conducted by College Fix recently has found that a majority of conservative students say they will ‘self censor’ around others so as not to offend or upset leftists.

“With the current political climate, do you expect to self-censor yourself in class this semester so your professors or peers don’t take offense at your ideas?” the survey asked.

A total of 54 percent of conservatives said they would indeed keep their political views to themselves for this reason.

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

Radical Islamic Cleric Accused of Recruiting for ISIS Extradited to NYC on Terrorism Charges

Abdullah al-Faisal, a radical Islamic cleric known as Shaikh Faisal, was arraigned in New York City Friday on charges that he supported terrorism by plotting to recruit for the Islamic State. He pleaded not guilty.

The cleric has been linked to other high-profile terrorists, including the attempted Times Square bomber in 2010, the “Underwear Bomber” in 2008 and several other convicted or suspected terrorists in New York, London and elsewhere.

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

Report: Wisconsin Democrats Are Forcing People to Wear Masks at Home

Even if they’re on their own.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Rhode Island ISIS Terror Sympathizer Sent Home by Boston Judge

A Rhode Island man sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for threatening to behead a conservative blogger over her anti-ISIS views is the latest con to be set free under the coronavirus compassionate release movement.

Nicholas Rovinski was set free this week after serving just five years of his sentence, with the 29-year-old’s lawyers successfully arguing his cerebral palsy and hypertension make him vulnerable to COVID-19. He was jailed at FCI Danbury, a “low-security” prison in Connecticut.

U.S. Attorney in Boston Andrew Lelling appealed to the court to keep Rovinski behind bars for a crime he stressed could have resulted in a life term. He added 7,000 federal inmates have been let out and sent home during the pandemic.

[Comment: I hope that Pam Geller has a gun and a dog for home defense.]

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Same Lunatic Who Sucker-Punched TPUSA Member Last Year Was Arrested Sunday for Repeatedly Stabbing Husband Bike-Riding With His Wife

California — 30-year-old Zachary Greenberg was arrested on Sunday night for repeatedly stabbing a husband bike-riding with his wife near Half Moon Bay.

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Stockton Student Who Was Reprimanded for Facebook Post Has 5 of 6 Charges Dropped

Stockton University in New Jersey would have indicted a graduate student Robert Dailyda with six disciplinary charges for a political comment he made on Facebook and for using an image of President Trump as a background during a Zoom conference.

However, after our report on the incident, highlighting the fact that Stockton is a publicly-funded university and is therefore bound by the First Amendment, five of those charges have now been withdrawn.

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Stray Dog Who Visited Car Dealership Every Day Gets Adopted and Lands Dream Job as a Greeter at the Dealership

Persistence has paid off for a stray dog who refused to stop turning up to a car dealership — after he was adopted and simultaneously landed his dream job.

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Texas Man Arrested Over Police Parody Facebook Page

A Facebook admin of a police department parody Page has been arrested. Michael Samuel Joseph Freemen, the admin of the parody page “Borger Police Department,” was arrested this Wednesday and news about the same was posted on The Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office’s website.

The parody Page that Freemen ran was similar to that of the police department’s authentic Facebook page. The only difference between the both is the fact that the parody page’s ‘About’ section revealed that it was a satire/parody page using Facebook’s official tool to designate parody Pages.

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The Real Kamala Harris

For Harris, politics is a game of ambition not something of substance.

She is not a policy person. Her convictions aren’t with respect to the issues; they are with respect to power and the limelight.

And once she gets her hands on power, she is not afraid to abuse it.

During her time as attorney general of California, she ruthlessly went after pro-life activist David Daleiden. You may remember that Daleiden had filmed numerous undercover videos in which Planned Parenthood employees admitted that they make huge profits from the sale of tissue from aborted fetuses, and that upset Harris so greatly that she sent a team of heavily armed agents to his home to seize all of his footage…

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This Isn’t Going to be Good at All

Biden and Harris are both being described as “moderates” by the mainstream media, and their similarities are being emphasized, but the truth is that they have vastly different temperaments. Biden is a very “friendly” creepy old man that likes to sniff hair and rub up against people at awkward moments. He very much wants people to like him, and he tends to try to get along with everyone as much as he can.

Harris, on the other hand, is a deeply ambitious “politician” in the worst sense of the word. She really, really, really wanted to be Biden’s running mate, because she believes that it is a major step toward becoming president herself. As soon as the 2020 election ends, her 2024 campaign for president will begin.

But far more concerning are her authoritarian tendencies. When she was the attorney general of California, she ruthlessly abused the power of her office, and as a candidate for president she proposed using executive orders to implement a brutal nationwide gun control program. So if Joe Biden wins in November you better pray relentlessly for his health, because Kamala Harris would be just one heartbeat away from the presidency.

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Twitter Starts Blocking Links to Alex Jones’ Video Platform Banned.Video

Twitter has started blocking links to Infowars founder and host Alex Jones’ Banned.video platform which serves as a hub for broadcasts and clips from the independent media outlet.

When users open a Twitter link to Banned.video, they’re presented with a warning screen that says: “Warning: this link may be unsafe.”

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U.S. Border Agents to Seize Clothing Made by Companies Linked to Prison Labor in China

The Trump administration announced Tuesday that border agents will detain any merchandise imports made by companies that utilize prison labor in China.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said all clothing items manufactured by the Hero Vast Group and its subsidiaries will be seized based on information it says “reasonably indicated the use of prison labor in the production of those garments.”

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Video: BLM Protesters Chant: “Who Do We Protect? Black Criminals!”

Black Lives Matter protesters were caught on camera during a recent protest in Seattle chanting, “Who do we protect? Black criminals.”

Yes, really.

The clip shows BLM demonstrators repeating the mantra as they walk down a residential street.

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Video: Young Americans Say Trump’s Coronavirus Relief Executive Order is Really Cool… When They Think it’s Biden’s

Young voters canvassed by Campus Reform recently uniformly loved President Trump’s recent executive order on coronavirus relief, but only because they were led to believe that it was Joe Biden’s plan.

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Young Goon Who Beat the Hell Out of Macy’s Store Manager in Gruesome Planned Attack Walks Free With Only Probation

A black man brutally attacked a white Macy’s employee on camera in Michigan in June. The brutal attack was entirely unprovoked, according to an investigation by the department store.

The Gateway Pundit first reported on this criminal attack a a week earlier.

The shocking attack was filmed by the attacker’s brother, Michigan rapper “FT Quay.”

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20 Arrests After Rioters Attack Dutch Police With Stones, Fireworks, And Eggs

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Rioters on rooftops and streets threw stones, eggs and fireworks at police overnight during a second night of unrest in a low-income neighbourhood of The Hague, Dutch police said Friday.

More than 20 people were arrested for offences including incitement, public violence and assaulting a police officer, police said in a statement. On Thursday night, the municipality imposed an emergency order that gave police extra powers to detain people.

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At Least 100,000 Victims of Modern Slavery Just in UK

A new British report, “It Still Happens Here: Fighting UK Slavery in the 2020s”, by The Modern Slavery Policy Unit, a joint initiative led by the anti-slavery charity Justice and Care and The Centre for Social Justice, has estimated that “there could be at least 100,000 victims [of modern slavery] in the UK, with the actual number likely to be even greater”.

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Britons Threatened With Up to £3k Fine for Not Wearing Masks

The British authorities are going to crack down even further on Britons who oppose wearing masks, with those refusing to do so facing a fine of more than £3,000.

In the coming weeks, existing fines of £100 for not wearing a mask in public places like supermarkets and on public transport will double up to a maximum of £3,200 — representing a total of only six infractions — under new rules announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday.

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Could Beirut-Style Explosion Happen in Romania or Hungary? Romanian Port is Storing 26,000 Tons of Ammonium Nitrate

Some 26,000 tons of ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3) is currently being stored at the Romanian Black Sea port of Constanta, ten times as much as what exploded in Beirut on Aug. 4, Romanian news portal Romania Journal reports.

“As of today, Aug. 13, 2020, 25,952 tons of ammonium nitrate is stored in the port of Constanta,” the National Company for Maritime Port Administration (CN APM) said in a statement. “All operators who handle dangerous goods in the port of Constanta, a category that also includes ammonium nitrate, must prepare a plan of security measures approved by ISU on the handling, storage and transportation of these types of goods.”

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F1 Multi-Millionaire Lewis Hamilton Virtue Signals About the Environment While Enjoying His Gas Guzzling Speedboat

Formula 1 multi-millionaire Lewis Hamilton, the face of an industry responsible for 256,551 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year, took time out of his busy schedule to virtue signal about the state of the environment while enjoying his luxury speedboat.

Oh, the irony.

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Farage: Middle England Will Lose Hope in Boris on Law and Order, Migration

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has warned that the working class in Middle England, who lent their support to the Conservatives in the 2019 election, will lose faith in Boris Johnson if the prime minister fails on illegal migration and law and order.

Boris Johnson was able to win an 80-seat majority in the House of Commons in December 2019 due in large part to breaking through the Red Wall — the industrial, working-class regions of the North of England that typically vote Labour.

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Is Sweden’s Coronavirus Strategy a Cautionary Tale or a Success Story?

Sweden was one of the few European countries not to impose a compulsory lockdown. Its unusual strategy for tackling the coronavirus outbreak has been both hailed as a success and condemned as a failure. So which is it?

Those who regard the strategy as a success claim it reduced the economic impact, but it isn’t clear that it did. What is clear is that so far Sweden has had a more protracted outbreak with far more deaths per capita than its neighbours.

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Lessons From the Battle of Warsaw, 1920-2020

By Robert Trent

100 years ago, on the outskirts of Warsaw, the fate of Europe was being decided in a now forgotten battle.

On the banks of the Vistula, the Poles faced off the invading Soviet hordes, who having taken control of Russia, decided to expand their totalitarian communist ideology into Europe.

Europe was exhausted by the First World War, worker movements all across Europe were hungry for change and the atmosphere was ripe for rebellion. The Soviets were aware of this, “To the West! March on to Vilnius, Minsk, Warsaw! and onward to Berlin over the corpse of Poland!” commanded General Tukhachevsky in July 1920.

In fact, some Bolsheviks had greater ambitions than merely reaching Berlin, Nikolai Bukharin wrote about taking the war “right up to London and Paris.”

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Poles Are Urged Not to Say “Murzyn”, the Polish Word for Negro

Language experts in Poland have advised that although the term “Murzyn”, which means negro, functioned in a neutral context in the 1970s and 1980s, times have changed, and the connotations are no longer the same.

Some have complained of being attacked on the internet for using the word “Murzyn,” even though they were not doing so in a pejorative fashion.

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UK: Police Condemn ‘Trial by Social Media’ After Dawn Butler’s Racism Accusations

The Metropolitan Police has flatly denied that a car in which Labour MP Dawn Butler was travelling was stopped because of police racism, and condemned the “increasingly routine trial by social media” of officers as “unfair and damaging”.

The Labour MP for Brent Central and former Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities made headlines when she shared a clip of a video of police stopping a car she was in — but not driving — in Hackney, London, claiming it was “obviously racial profiling”.

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UK: Usborne Children’s Books is ‘Making Changes’ After Dover Mum’s Tesco Racism Complaint

The publisher said changes are already being made to the book which has influenced a T-shirt range stocked by the supermarket

A publisher has confirmed a children’s book describing a black mermaid’s hair as “too fluffy” is no longer being printed.

Usborne Children’s Books has been forced to issue a statement on the That’s Not My Mermaid hardback after a Dover shopper complained it was racist.

Mum Katie Wells had come across a t-shirt in Tesco at Whitfield on Friday (August 7) which used endorsed the slogan and the same picture from the original book.

As first reported by KentLive, she said the t-shirt perpetuates a racism stereotype.

The board book, written by Fiona Watt and illustrated by Rachel Wells, was released last year to mark 20 years of the That’s Not My… series…

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Younger Italians Reject Social Distancing

Growing number see coronavirus rules as means to control them, empower bureaucrats.

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“Beyond Disgraceful”: Trump Blasts Persecution of Christians in the Middle East

During President Trump’s daily briefing on Thursday, he strongly condemned the persecution of Christians that has been occurring throughout the Middle East in recent years.

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Caroline Glick: Lebanon: Hezbollah’s Potemkin Village

Two days after the port of Beirut was destroyed last Tuesday, the first of three U.S. military C-130 cargo planes arrived in the devastated city. U.S. relief from the three shipments is valued at $17 million.

U.S. commander of Central Command (Centcom), Marine General Frank McKenzie, called the chief of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Gen. Joseph Aoun and expressed “U.S. willingness to continue to work with the LAF to help provide aid and assistance to meet the needs of the Lebanese people during this terrible tragedy.”

If Lebanon were a normal country, McKenzie’s statement would make sense. But it isn’t. And as the circumstances surrounding the destruction last Tuesday of the port in Beirut—and much of the surrounding 10 miles of the city—demonstrate, Lebanon is not really a country at all. Its national institutions and leaders are not actually national institutions and leaders. The best way to describe them is as front companies and front men for Hezbollah.

Hezbollah has long been the most powerful military force in Lebanon. And in 2008, Hezbollah, Iran’s Lebanese legion, seized control of the country in a coup. Ever since, nothing has happened in Lebanon without Hezbollah’s permission.

Hezbollah’s control of Lebanon isn’t a secret. In 2018, Hezbollah’s political bloc won an absolute majority of seats in Lebanon’s parliamentary elections. Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab—who resigned along with his government, on Monday—was hand-chosen by Hezbollah for the post. President Michel Aoun, too.

International “experts” have long downplayed the significance of Hezbollah’s control of the country. True, they acknowledge, Hezbollah is a terrorist organization with one of the largest missile arsenals in the world. True, the LAF operates in support of Hezbollah and has never challenged it on anything. But, it is argued in places like the Pentagon and the French Foreign Ministry, Lebanon is a state. The government is elected. It makes decisions beyond Hezbollah—and its arsenal of well over 200,000 missiles pointed at Israel from launchers located in private homes and schools throughout the country…

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Human Rights Watch: Level of Repression in Belarus Unprecedented

According to a human rights watch dog, the wave of protests sweeping Belarus is unprecedented regarding the amount of people arrested and beaten, and the demonstrations are spreading to small towns.

“We have never seen these numbers of arrests and beatings. Two have died and another is in critical condition because of a plastic bullet hitting him in the head. Over 200 are in the hospital, but an even greater number are injured yet afraid of going to the hospital for fear of what the police will do with their data,” reports Alesh Bialacki, the director of the human rights watchdog Viasna.

According to the activist, people are being kept in prison in dreadful conditions and some are being beaten and tortured. A shocking video of police beating a demonstrator was posted on social media.

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PM Babis Calls for Repeat Presidential Election in Belarus

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis expressed support for Belarusian protesters, who have been protesting since Sunday against the allegedly rigged presidential election in which Alexander Lukashenko maintained his position as president. Babis called for a repeat election, adding that he has already discussed this issue with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

“A cowardly aggressive police beat defenseless people. It’s an unbelievable atrocity. I firmly hope that these are the last hours of the dictatorial regime and that the citizens will win,” Babis wrote on Twitter after he watched several videos of current events in Belarus.

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Russia to Set Up Continuous Assembly Line for Su-57 Fifth-Generation Fighters

The Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Factory (part of the Sukhoi Aircraft Company within the United Aircraft Corporation) is modernizing its production capacities to launch the continuous assembly line for the latest Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets, the Corporation announced on Wednesday.

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Google Stops Responding Directly to Data Requests From Hong Kong Government

Reuters) — Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Friday it would no longer provide data in response to requests from Hong Kong authorities following the enactment of a new national security law imposed by China.

The U.S. tech giant had not produced any data since the sweeping new law took force in June and would not directly respond to such requests henceforth, it added.

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TikTok Owner ByteDance Caught Censoring Anti-China Content

ByteDance, TikTok’s owner, has been caught censoring news critical of China since 2018 with the Indonesian news application Baca Berita.

The Reuters news agency has revealed new information that once again paints ByteDance in a bad light. For several months, TikTok has been accused by different governments of working on behalf of the Chinese government. From the alleged theft of data to the indiscriminate censorship of all content that could be offensive to Beijing, TikTok has gained a bad name for itself among the top United States officials on both sides of the political aisle, as well as other countries such as India.

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New Zealand Says it Will Put All New COVID Infectees & Their Family Members in “Quarantine Facilities”

Authorities in New Zealand have said that they will put all new coronavirus infectees and their close family members in “quarantine facilities.”

The new measure was announced by Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield during a press conference yesterday.

“All cases, confirmed cases, are to be managed in quarantine facilities,” said Bloomfield, adding that the move showed “how serious we are about limiting any risk of ongoing transmission — even in self-isolation and including to others in the household.”

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“The CIA Simulated UFO Abductions in Latin America as Psychological Warfare Experiments” — Dr. Jacques Vallée

Throughout history, the field of ufology and the examination of the extraterrestrial hypothesis has, without a doubt, been overcome with a plethora of disinformation. Those who have dived into the depths of ufology know this best, as it’s well documented that ‘outsiders’ from intelligence agencies and governments have infiltrated the field for the purposes of deceiving researchers and people who are interested in the topic for one simple reason, to keep them away from the truth

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British Expat Living in France Claims He Gave Dinghy to Migrants to Cross the Channel After 11 Including Mother and Teenage Son Are Rounded Up by Police Near Dover Town Centre

A British expat living in France has claimed he offered his large dinghy to 11 migrants to make the treacherous journey across the English Channel.

Tony Benson, who lives in Lens, a large town 100km from Calais, said he ‘wished the group luck’ after he drove up to the French coast to give away the inflatable device to people trying to reach the UK.

The migrants were intercepted this morning under the white cliffs near the town centre after they landed on a beach next to the Port of Dover.

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Calais Mayor Tells Boris to ‘Calm Down’, Claims Illegal Migration is UK’s Fault

The Mayor of Calais has said that Boris Johnson should “calm down” about illegal boat migrants crossing the English Channel from France.

Natacha Bouchart — who recently said that the United Kingdom sending the Royal Navy into the Channel to solve the crisis would be a “declaration of maritime war” — also claimed the migrant crisis was Britain’s fault.

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Germany: Migrant Rapes 11-Year-Old, Gets Released After 12 Days, Then Rapes 13-Year-Old

An unnamed migrant living in Germany, originally accused of sexually molesting a young girl, struck again days after his arrest when he was released in less than two weeks after legal officials declared he would not be a flight risk.

The Afghan migrant, who currently holds a temporary residence permit, was picked up after it was believed he had sexually abused an 11-year-old girl. The migrant was then released only to allegedly rape a 13-year-old girl after luring her to a hallway in an apartment block in Dortmund.

After the second brutal sexual assault his teenage victim was able to help identify the man with an accurate depiction of the suspect.

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North African Broke Into Milan Cathedral, Took Guard Hostage at Knifepoint

A North African migrant broke into Milan’s historic cathedral and took a security guard hostage with a knife.

The migrant is said to have been sitting on the steps of the cathedral before the attack, arousing the suspicion of police officers who then approached him. As they did, he ran towards the entrance of the cathedral and overwhelmed a security guard.

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Syrian Migrant Arrested for Rape in Sweden Just a Year After Gaining Citizenship

A 40-year-old Syrian man, who became a Swedish citizen earlier this summer, has been arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of rape in Kristinehamn in the Värmland region of Sweden.

Police say the rape occurred during the night from Saturday to Sunday last week. The arrest warrant was then issued on Sunday morning.

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“Drag Queen Story Hour” Posts Tweet Deemed Pedophilic, Locks Account After Pushback

The “Drag Queen Story Hour U.K.” Twitter account recently posted a tweet that many users deemed pedophilic. The group subsequently deleted the tweet and locked their account after pushback.

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Dallas Judge Grants Mother Full Decision-Making Power in Transitioning 8-Year-Old Son to Girl

A Dallas judge Tuesday granted the mother of an 8-year-old boy sole decision-making authority in “transitioning” him to a girl named “Luna.”

Judge Mary Brown of Dallas County Court reversed the October ruling of Judge Kim Cooks by granting the request of Dr. Anne Georgulas, a pediatrician who allegedly diagnosed her son James with gender dysphoria when he was just three years old, according to LifeSiteNews.

The case of James Younger went viral on Twitter last year after his father, Jeffrey Younger, posted a video on social media of James saying, “Mommy tells me I’m a girl.”

Georgulas’s ex-husband says James gives no indication that he wants to be a girl when his son is under his care.

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Nick Cave: “Political Correctness Has Grown to Become the Unhappiest Religion in the World”

Singer Nick Cave has denounced cancel culture and political correctness as “bad religion run amuck” in a thoughtful and insightful post in which he opines how society is being eroded by a lack of mercy.

The foreboding composer penned his thoughts on his website The Red Hand Files, urging that mercy is key to a society remaining “functioning and tolerant.”

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The Trilateral Commission’s Faux Attempt at Democratising

It was during the summer of 2019 that the Trilateral Commission published an eight page brochure called, ‘Democracies Under Stress: Recreating the Trilateral Commission to Revitalize Our Democracies to Uphold the Rules-Based International Order’. As I mentioned in an article published back in February, the brochure spoke about how the institution was now dedicated to ‘rediscovering’ its roots, ‘sharpening’ its mission and ‘rejuvenating’ its membership.

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16 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/14/2020

    • Where is good ole Franco when you need him most? Now there was a man with a spine who knew how to handle muslims and africant’s.

        • Boris and Patel. I mean just look at them! Fat affected lazy slobs. Imagine these two around the table with sleepy Joe in his dysfunctional relationship with a radical from Oakland, California. Bizarre times. Forbid they would all come down at the the same time.

      • It is rather a problem that it actually takes people like that to deal with some realities. Personally, nobody I know would want to live under such a dictatorship ever (again). They only ever wish it upon their enemies, not always unjustified but nonetheless.

        • K, It amazes me how history often repeats itself where those of Kaisers, Fuhrers and Generals are concerned. Whether the people of Germany like it or not, you have allowed yourselves to come full circle once again, instead of fighting this 3rd world invasion when it was manageable. Since that traitor commie Merkel opened the floodgates, sooner or later the strong man will rise again because that is exactly what it is going to take to rid Germany of their 3rd world pestilence. If you want someone to blame? Look in the mirror, look at your neighbor, look at your friends. You trusted the very people you voted for and this is what you get. Now the day of the strongman is coming and you natives of Germany will all get on board. Perhaps the Kaiser will take charge once again, because obviously the regular people can no longer be trusted with democracy? For they voted for their own destruction and people such as this cannot be allowed back in charge or left to their own devices and must be ruled??? I know this sounds extremely harsh and cruel, but the regular volk allowed it and let it grow to the point conflict is inevitable. As I like to point out, you ain’t going to vote your way out of this mess, that time has long come and gone.

  1. Didn’t a private entity take over the 911 memorial?
    Esteemed party member Comrade Kommissar DeBlasio cited environmental concerns and the fact that the lights at night could be distracting to night flyer pilots.
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds! You can’t go wrong with that and some Throbbing Gristle to agitate snowflakes.
    If they aren’t glasshouse poseurs then they can handle it.
    Irony is a dish best served on a speedboat virtue signaling to the Twitterati at the speed of an F1 race car.
    The 1944 Warsaw Uprising shows what guns can do in the right hands.
    It tied up valuable German Waffen SS divisions and the notorious Dirlewanger Brigade of ruthless throat cutters.
    Stalin knew that the armed partisans were dangerous and stopped the advancing army to let the Germans liquidate the fighters.
    That is how commies roll.

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