Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/3/2020

Deadly incidents of domestic violence have surged in Indiana and San Diego, reportedly as a result of the coronavirus lockdown. Meanwhile, a man in Florida shot a Burger King employee dead in a dispute over a delay in his drive-through order.

In other news, BLM activists in the UK are being urged to become magistrates in order to increase diversity.

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Financial Crisis
» Dow Jones Gets Microsoft Boost, Nasdaq Hits New High in Broad Stock Market Rally
» Lord & Taylor, Oldest U.S. Department Store, Files for Bankruptcy
» US Q3 GDP Now Seen Surging 20% by Atlanta Fed
 
USA
» 18 Shootings in 2 Weeks in N.J.’s Largest City. The Violence ‘Must be Stopped, ‘ Its Mayor Said
» 34 Shot, 9 Fatally Over Weekend in Chicago; July Murders Jump 139%
» 72 Hours of Violence in Jackson Sees 13 Shot, 4 Killed
» Chicago Man Arrested for Spitting in Cop’s Coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts
» Democrats’ ‘War Game’ For Election Includes West Coast Secession, Possible Civil War
» Domestic Violence Deaths Up 86% in Indiana, Local Organization Says
» Dr. Deborah Birx Says Americans May Have to Start Wearing Masks Inside Their Own Homes
» Dr. Simone Gold Fired After Social Media Pressure Campaign for Advocating Hydroxychloroquine
» Facebook Says Mail-in Voting Fraud is a Conspiracy, Will “Get People Ready” For Election Count
» Facebook Covers Slowed Down Pelosi Video With a Fact Check Notice
» First-Time Gun Ownership Skyrockets Amid Riots, Increased Violence Across Country: ‘You Can’t Really be Too Safe’
» Florida Man Killed Burger King Worker Over Drive-Thru Dispute: Police
» Former Clinton Press Secretary Urges Biden “Whatever You Do, Don’t Debate Trump”
» Free Hong Kong Activists Hold Peaceful Rally in New York City
» Gun Violence in Cedar Rapids Surging So Far This Year
» Homicides Surge in Most Large U.S. Cities
» IL State Rep. Calls for “Abolishment of History Classes in Schools” Because They “Lead to White Privilege and a Racist Society”
» Larry Elder’s “Uncle Tom” Documentary About Black Conservatives Earning High Marks
» Microsoft Confirms Discussions to Purchase TikTok in U.S.
» Minneapolis Authorities Warn Residents ‘Prepare’ To be Robbed & Obey Criminals
» New Jersey Gym Owners Defy State, Kick Down Barricades to Open Their Business
» Person Wounded in Downtown Portland Stabbing
» Portland Records Higher Number of Homicides in July Than Any Other 1-Month Period in Past 30 Years
» Portland Man, 18, Charged With Assaulting US Marshal During Courthouse Protest
» Prof Refuses ‘Required’ Diversity Training, Says Job in Jeopardy as a Result
» Rasmussen: Trump Approval Hits 51% — 7 Points Higher Than Obama at Same Point in Presidency
» Ratings Crash for NBA, MLB After Protest-Filled Debuts
» San Diego’s Museum of Man Changes Name to “Museum of Us”
» San Diego Sees Spike in Domestic Violence Arrests
» Seattle Moves to Disband Police Department, Replace it With “Gender-Affirming, Anti-Racist” Department of Community Safety
» Senate Candidate Dr. Manny Sethi: “it’s Time for Facebook and Twitter to Get Out of Our Business”
» Some Facebook Mods Support the Ads Boycott, Call for More Censorship
» Soros Infuses $116k Into McCloskey Prosecutor’s PAC Days After Charges Filed
» Worcester Police Chief Decries Surge in Violence
 
Canada
» Anti-China Protests Take Place in Canada: ‘COVID-19 Made-in-China’ Slogans Raised
 
Europe and the EU
» British Police Bust ‘Illegal Rave’ In the Forest of Dean, Arrest Two Suspects
» Corona Paranoia: Panicked UK Resident Describes “Leaping Out of the Way” To Avoid Tourists
» Czechia to Spend Most of Its EU Budget Money on Cohesion Policy
» Czech Doctors Break World Record After Patient Survives 143 Days on Artificial Lung
» England: Police Violently Drag Father From 6-Year-Old Daughter’s Bedside After Hospital Said They Would Remove Her Life Support Against His Wishes
» Ireland: Emmanuel Adeniji Sentenced for Raping Alzheimer’s Patient in Nursing Home During Lockdown
» Norway’s Largest Encyclopedia Defines ‘Ethnic Norwegian’ As Controversial Term
» UK: BLM Activists Urged to Become Magistrates to Increase ‘Diversity’
» UK: Farage: BLM ‘Paramilitary-Style Force’ May Have Broken Law Against Political Uniforms
» UK: Professor Calls for Halt to ‘Terrorising’ Coronavirus Reaction by ‘Narrow Minded Scientific Elite’
» UK: Records of Prince Andrew’s Location on Night of Molestation Destroyed by Police
» UK: Taxpayers Paid £1.5m to Police London Black Lives Matter and Counter Protests in One Weekend: Report
» Which Countries Break EU Law the Most? Hint: It’s Not Hungary or Poland
 
South Asia
» India: Two Tribals Killed in Landmine Explosion
» Six Apple Production Lines Capable of $5 Billion in Exports Allegedly Moving to India
» This Indian Slum Contained a Possible COVID-19 Disaster With Hydroxychloroquine
 
Far East
» Chinese Propaganda Campaign Blames Pandemic on U.S. Army Facility Closed in 1969
» The US Has Started to Identify the Mystery Seeds Being Sent From China
 
Australia — Pacific
» Melbourne: Hundreds of Police Surrounded Tower Blocks to Enforce Coronavirus Lockdown
» Melbourne Lockdown: Police Can Enter Homes Without a Warrant to Carry Out ‘Spot Checks’
» Oatlands Stabbing: Woman Fatally Stabbed
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Ugandan Minister and Parishioner Beaten and Drowned by Radicals for Preaching to Muslims
 
Immigration
» Medvedev Says Migrants in Russia Committing More Crime as Unemployment Skyrockets
» Under 30 Percent of Non-European Migrants Obey Orders to Leave EU
 
Culture Wars
» Facebook Removes Rabbi’s Coronavirus Torah Reading, Says it’s “Misinformation That Could Cause Physical Harm”
» Meme Stamp: Adobe Tool to Show “Veracity” Of Memes to Reduce “Misinformation”
» The Four Horsemen of the Open Society Apocalypse: Communism, Liberalism, Globalism, And Racism
» Video: Polish LGBT Activists Target Christian Symbols Once Again, This Time as Warsaw’s Holy Cross Chruch
 

Dow Jones Gets Microsoft Boost, Nasdaq Hits New High in Broad Stock Market Rally

Stocks rallied Monday as ongoing coronavirus stimulus talks and Microsoft’s (MSFT) TikTok news boosted the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

The Nasdaq surged 1.5% to a new high, the Dow Jones industrials rallied 0.9% and the S&P 500 added 0.7% in trading today. Small caps tracked by the Russell 2000 outperformed, up 1.7%. Early data show lower volume on both major exchanges vs. Friday.

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Lord & Taylor, Oldest U.S. Department Store, Files for Bankruptcy

Lord & Taylor, the oldest department store in the U.S., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Virginia on Sunday.

The store, known for its upscale fashion and holiday window displays, was originally founded in Manhattan in 1826. It currently has 38 stores and 651 employees and carries roughly $137.9 million in debt.

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US Q3 GDP Now Seen Surging 20% by Atlanta Fed

One day after the BEA reported last Thursday that US GDP crashed an annualized 32.9% in the second quarter, the biggest drop since the great depression…

[…]the Atlanta Fed published its first GDPNow “nowcast” estimate for the third quarter, which came in at a relative subdued 11.9%, and far below sellside consensus estimates of an 18% print in the third quarter.

Perhaps shamed by Wall Street optimism, just one day business later the Atlanta Fed moments ago announced that its latest revision as of Aug 3 pushed up its Q3 GDP estimate by a whopping 65%, and its GDPNow model now estimates that real GDP growth in the third quarter of 2020 is 19.6%. The reason for the massive repricing? This morning’s Manufacturing ISM Report (which beat expectations) and construction spending report (which missed badly).

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18 Shootings in 2 Weeks in N.J.’s Largest City. The Violence ‘Must be Stopped, ‘ Its Mayor Said

It’s been a bloody couple of weeks for the state’s largest city.

At least 16 shootings unfolded in Newark from July 20 to July 31, officials confirmed Monday. Then two more shootings occurred Sunday, which resulted in at least three people shot and a 10-year-old girl injured.

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34 Shot, 9 Fatally Over Weekend in Chicago; July Murders Jump 139%

Violence in Chicago over the weekend killed nine people and wounded 25 others. The weekend’s first reported shooting killed a 9-year-old boy on the Near North Side.

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72 Hours of Violence in Jackson Sees 13 Shot, 4 Killed

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) — Thirteen people were shot and four people were killed in the 72-hour period of July 31 to August 2 in Jackson.

The first shooting occurred Friday, July 31, in the 700 block of Erie Street just after 7:30 a.m. when police found a man dead inside of his vehicle. He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

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Chicago Man Arrested for Spitting in Cop’s Coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts

Authored by Jonathan Turley

We recently discussed the arrest of a Starbucks employee for spitting in the coffee of a police officer. Now, Vincent J. Sessler, 25, has been arrested for the same act at a Chicago Dunkin’ Donuts.

The Illinois State Trooper spotted the spit when he opened the coffee to let it cool. Later surveillance cameras reportedly showed Sessler spitting in the coffee.

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Democrats’ ‘War Game’ For Election Includes West Coast Secession, Possible Civil War

Democrats are contemplating secession and potential civil war as they game out possible scenarios for a closely contested election, according to a report by Ben Smith in a New York Times column Sunday.

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Domestic Violence Deaths Up 86% in Indiana, Local Organization Says

INDIANAPOLIS — Domestic violence calls and domestic violence deaths in Indiana are on the rise, and advocates say the increase is directly related to COVID-19.

In a span of less than eight hours on July 27, two people were shot and killed in Carmel and another person was shot and killed on Indy’s west side during domestic incidents.

These are just three of at least eight domestic violence deaths in central Indiana last month, as cases become more violent and more frequent.

“It’s incredibly concerning,” said Laura Berry, executive director of the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence. “We’ve seen an 86% increase in domestic violence related death, and we can clearly contribute this to COVID.”

[Comment: I would rather say that it is not COVID-19, but the state’s response to it, that contributes to violence related death.]

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Dr. Deborah Birx Says Americans May Have to Start Wearing Masks Inside Their Own Homes

Dr. Deborah Birx has suggested that Americans may have to start wearing masks inside their own homes in order to fight the spread of coronavirus.

“What we are seeing today is different from March and April. It is extraordinarily widespread. It’s into the rural as equal urban areas,” Birx told CNN.

She then suggested that some Americans may need to cover their faces inside their own homes in order to protect other family members.

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Dr. Simone Gold Fired After Social Media Pressure Campaign for Advocating Hydroxychloroquine

One of the doctors who spoke in the “White Coat Summit” press conference promoting hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 has been fired after the video went viral and received media criticism. Dr. Simone Gold was fired a couple of days after the press conference by the “American Frontline Doctors.”

Dr. Gold specializes in emergency medicine. She graduated from The Chicago Medical School in 1989, meaning she has more than three decades of experience in the medical field.

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Facebook Says Mail-in Voting Fraud is a Conspiracy, Will “Get People Ready” For Election Count

The COVID-19 saga has been a major justification for some in the US to call for nationwide postal voting for the 2020 Presidential election.

Social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have already set about finding ways to police what they say is misinformation that postal ballots could lead to an increase in voting fraud. President Trump has suggested that, if that is allowed, it could be the “most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history.”

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Facebook Covers Slowed Down Pelosi Video With a Fact Check Notice

There have been increased calls for social media companies to censor “manipulated media” — something that has, in the recent past, put risk viral memes at risk.

A video featuring US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has gone viral on Facebook and was fact-checked after CNN contacted the social media giant. The video has been slowed so that it appears as if the House Speaker, who already has some kind of speech impediment that causes her to slur words, is drunk.

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First-Time Gun Ownership Skyrockets Amid Riots, Increased Violence Across Country: ‘You Can’t Really be Too Safe’

For years, Carlene and Jake went back-and-forth about purchasing a firearm.

The young parents from California — who did not feel comfortable using their last names or more specific identifiers when they spoke with Fox News on Sunday out of concern about possible backlash — said with the country “a little bit on edge right now,” it was the right time to make the purchase.

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Florida Man Killed Burger King Worker Over Drive-Thru Dispute: Police

A Florida man was arrested and charged with first-degree murder on Sunday for fatally shooting a Burger King employee over a delay with a drive-thru food order.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Former Clinton Press Secretary Urges Biden “Whatever You Do, Don’t Debate Trump”

Bill Clinton’s former press secretary has urged Joe Biden not to debate President Trump, claiming that “it’s a fool’s errand” because Trump will not ‘follow the rules’.

Appearing on CNN over the weekend, Joe Lockhart followed up an op-ed urging that Biden will be consumed by having to ‘fact check’ everything Trump says.

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Free Hong Kong Activists Hold Peaceful Rally in New York City

Chinese-American protesters calling for the emancipation of Hong Kong from Chinese authoritarianism held a peaceful protest in New York City on Sunday.

Organized by New Yorkers Supporting Hong Kong, an NYC-based group supporting the democratic movement in Hong Kong, the “Delay No More, Democracy Now” protest took place in Times Square on Sunday. It drew a modest crowd of supporters, onlookers and journalists.

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Gun Violence in Cedar Rapids Surging So Far This Year

CEDAR RAPIDS — Even though the coronavirus pandemic has kept people close to home for months, the numbers of homicides and shots-fired incidents in Cedar Rapids already have exceeded last year’s totals, with April through July being some of the most violent on record.

As of July 28, data from the Cedar Rapids Police Department shows the city has seen 105 shootings, with July being the most active month. Of those, 36 incidents resulted in injury or death.

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Homicides Surge in Most Large U.S. Cities

Several large U.S. cities, including New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago, have seen a significant spike in homicides amid the coronavirus pandemic, economic recession, and turmoil incited by the death of George Floyd.

According to a review of crime statistics conducted by the Wall Street Journal, homicides increased by approximately 24% when compared to 2019, rising to more than 3,600.

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IL State Rep. Calls for “Abolishment of History Classes in Schools” Because They “Lead to White Privilege and a Racist Society”

At a Sunday news conference, Illinois State Rep. LaShawn K. Ford (D), along with local leaders, called on the state’s Board of Education to “abolish history classes in Illinois schools” because, he said, “current school history teaching leads to white privilege and a racist society.”

A news release distributed before the event claimed that “current history teaching practices overlook the contributions by Women and members of the Black, Jewish, LGBTQ communities and other groups.”

The lawmaker demanded history classes in the state immediately cease and remain abolished “until appropriate alternatives are developed.”

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Larry Elder’s “Uncle Tom” Documentary About Black Conservatives Earning High Marks

An independent film written and produced by conservative talk show host Larry Elder is garnering rave reviews on two of the largest online film sites for its celebration of black conservatives.

The documentary, “Uncle Tom: An Oral History of the American Black Conservative” features Elder, as well as other high-profile black voices like Lt. Col. Allen West, commentator Candace Owens, and the late Herman Cain. It also promotes the testimony of numerous black citizens sharing their love of the United States.

Though the indie project has not garnered the attention of mainstream critics, it has catapulted to the top of the ratings brackets on both RottenTomatoes.com, where it sits at 97%, and IMDB.com, where it is ranked 9.5/10 after thousands of reviews.

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Microsoft Confirms Discussions to Purchase TikTok in U.S.

Microsoft confirmed in a statement Sunday that it has been involved in discussions with Chinese technology company ByteDance to purchase the social media app TikTok in the United States.

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Minneapolis Authorities Warn Residents ‘Prepare’ To be Robbed & Obey Criminals

Authorities in Minneapolis sent out a letter to residents telling them to ‘prepare’ to be robbed and to obey criminals following a recent surge in robberies and carjackings.

“Be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse/wallet,” states the email, which also says that if a resident encounters a criminal, they should “do as they say.”

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New Jersey Gym Owners Defy State, Kick Down Barricades to Open Their Business

In a bold message to Gov. Phil Murphy, the owners of a New Jersey gym kicked downthe wooden barricades state authorities had placed over the entrance to their facility, as they opened for business despite government-imposed restrictions.

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

Person Wounded in Downtown Portland Stabbing

Police responded to a report of a stabbing at Southwest Fourth Avenue and Taylor Street around 6:20 p.m.

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

Portland Records Higher Number of Homicides in July Than Any Other 1-Month Period in Past 30 Years

Portland recorded 15 homicides in July, higher than any other one-month period over the past 30 years and bringing the total number of homicides this year to 24.

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Portland Man, 18, Charged With Assaulting US Marshal During Courthouse Protest

An 18-year-old man in Portland has been charged with assaulting a federal officer with a dangerous weapon and willfully damaging government property after his explosive device allegedly blasted both of a deputy U.S. Marshal’s legs, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oregon.

Isaiah Jason Maza, Jr., removed plywood sheeting attached to the front of the building to protect its already damaged façade the morning on July 22, the attorney’s office said.

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Prof Refuses ‘Required’ Diversity Training, Says Job in Jeopardy as a Result

An associate professor at Converse College has publicly refused to take university-sponsored diversity and anti-bias training and wrote that the school’s administration intended to fire him as a result. The school told Campus Reform that the professor is still employed — for now.

Converse College in South Carolina is undergoing several changes on campus. Currently, the institution is a private women’s college but will transition to becoming a co-ed university in fall 2021. The college will also change its name to Converse University in July 2021 to reflect the existence of its graduate program. As part of the reformation, it will institute new “required” anti-bias and diversity training for faculty.

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Rasmussen: Trump Approval Hits 51% — 7 Points Higher Than Obama at Same Point in Presidency

The latest figures from the Rasmussen Reports published on Monday show that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance, while 47% say they disapprove.

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Ratings Crash for NBA, MLB After Protest-Filled Debuts

As the NBA and MLB return from their coronavirus-imposed hiatus, it appears TV viewers are not interested in what the increasingly woke leagues have to offer.

With both baseball and basketball draped in all sorts of Black Lives Matter and social justice symbolism for their opening games, a substantially smaller number of fans tuned-in to the rest of the week’s games.

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San Diego’s Museum of Man Changes Name to “Museum of Us”

The 100-year-old San Diego Museum of Man announced on Sunday that it has changed its name to the Museum of Us in an effort to “better reflect our values of equity, inclusion, and decolonization.”

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San Diego Sees Spike in Domestic Violence Arrests

Arrests for domestic violence and battery in the city of San Diego have reached a six-year high, according to arrest data analyzed by NBC 7 Investigates.

Experts have long feared that the stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus could exacerbate domestic violence cases. The data shows it has done just that.

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Seattle Moves to Disband Police Department, Replace it With “Gender-Affirming, Anti-Racist” Department of Community Safety

The Seattle City Council advanced legislation Friday that would defund and abolish its police force due to its role in “perpetuating racism and violence,” replacing it with the “Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention.”

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Senate Candidate Dr. Manny Sethi: “it’s Time for Facebook and Twitter to Get Out of Our Business”

Republican Senate Candidate Dr. Manny Sethi has blasted Facebook and Twitter for censoring doctors who share their experiences using the drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the coronavirus.

During a Knoxville event, Manny said:

“Hydroxychloroquine, now look, I’m a doctor, I’m a doctor. And I’ve looked at the science and we’re not sure. Now personally, I’ve seen it save a colleague of mine’s life; an orthopedic surgeon who was sick in the ICU, almost on a ventilator.

So where does Facebook getting off freezing the accounts of doctors who are talking about this? Did that Mark Zuckerberg guy get an MD? Where’d ‘he go to med school?

It’s time for Facebook and Twitter to get out of our business. I’m a doctor.”

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Some Facebook Mods Support the Ads Boycott, Call for More Censorship

As the US got engulfed in civil unrest after the death of George Floyd, the internet became consumed by new waves of cancel culture.

On one hand, some of the ire was directed toward Facebook as the largest social media network that was “not doing enough” to moderate and censor content that Black Lives Matter supporters disapproved of as hate speech — and on the other, individuals, small businesses and corporations became aware of the importance of not finding themselves on the wrong side of this tidal wave of activist outrage.

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Soros Infuses $116k Into McCloskey Prosecutor’s PAC Days After Charges Filed

Just eight days after St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner filed charges against a wealthy couple who defended their home against trespassing protesters, George Soros donated $116,000 to a Political Action Committee (PAC) established for the activist prosecutor, according to JustTheNews.

A Saturday filing with the Missouri Ethics Commission revealed the donation made directly from Soros to the Missouri Justice and Public Safety PAC — for which Soros is the only donor so far. The PAC has already spent at least $104,393 — including $77,804 directly on Gardner, and a payoff of accumulated debt. Of note, Gardner has a primary this Tuesday.

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Worcester Police Chief Decries Surge in Violence

WORCESTER, MASS. (WHDH) — Worcester Police Chief Steven M. Sargent issued a statement Monday decrying the city’s recent surge in street violence.

Seventeen non-fatal shootings involving 18 victims have occurred within the city so far this year. A 31 percent increase in incidents and a 29 percent increase in number of victims when compared to a three-year average, according to the statement.

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Anti-China Protests Take Place in Canada: ‘COVID-19 Made-in-China’ Slogans Raised

Protests against communist China’s actions were organized by of Hong-Kong, Bangladesh, Indian, Tibetan, Vietnamese and Taiwanese migrants in different cities of Canada on Saturday. The protesters urged international communities to stand against Chinese oppression.

The protests were organised by several organisations and groups including Canada-Hong Kong Link, Bangladesh Minority Rights Alliance and others. They held flags of India, USA, Tibet etc and also raised slogans for PM Narendra Modi. The protestors held placards and banners criticising the Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese regime for its expansionist and opressive activities.

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British Police Bust ‘Illegal Rave’ In the Forest of Dean, Arrest Two Suspects

Police in Gloucestershire Constabulary shut down an illegal rave early on Sunday morning in the Forest of Dean, arresting two of the partygoers on drug charges.

Officers broke up the illegal rave, removed sound equipment, and shut off local roads in order to prevent more ravers from attending the party in the forest.

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Corona Paranoia: Panicked UK Resident Describes “Leaping Out of the Way” To Avoid Tourists

A story out of the UK describes how residents panicked by coronavirus in the tourist hot spot of Cornwall are “too scared” to go out, with one of them “leaping out of the way” to avoid other people.

The Independent report asserts that the “general consensus” amongst residents is abject fear of staycation tourists pouring into the region and infecting them with COVID-19, despite the fact that daily deaths from the virus in the UK have slowed to a trickle.

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Czechia to Spend Most of Its EU Budget Money on Cohesion Policy

Within the multi-annual EU financial framework, the Czech Republic will receive €27 billion along with an additional €8.7 billion that will be drawn from the New Generation coronavirus recovery fund, the Ministry of Finance announced.

Cohesion policy, which will receive most of the EU funding, aims to close the gap between richer and poorer European regions. An estimated €19 billion of EU funds will be directed to projects such as infrastructure, transport, research, education, and the community sector.

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Czech Doctors Break World Record After Patient Survives 143 Days on Artificial Lung

For 143 days, doctors at the General University Hospital in Prague (VFN) managed to keep alive their patient on an artificial lung before she underwent lung transplantation. So far, the world record was 79 days, VFN announced.

According to the VFN, the 36-year-old woman with severe pulmonary hypertension had to wait for the lung transplantation due to the lack of donors, her uncommon blood type, and people’s fear of infection during the coronavirus epidemic, according to Czech news portal Novinky.cz.

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England: Police Violently Drag Father From 6-Year-Old Daughter’s Bedside After Hospital Said They Would Remove Her Life Support Against His Wishes

Video of a father being dragged away in handcuffs from his dying daughter’s bedside by U.K. police officers has surfaced as part of case against the National Health Service.

Rashid Abbasi was forcibly removed from his daughter’s bedside during a violent scuffle with four police officers. His 6-year-old daughter, Zainab, suffered from a rare genetic illness and was critically ill at the time. Doctors had just informed Abbasi — himself a NHS consultant — and his wife Aliya that the state had decided to remove Zainab from life support, allowing her to die.

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Ireland: Emmanuel Adeniji Sentenced for Raping Alzheimer’s Patient in Nursing Home During Lockdown

Nursing home worker Emmanuel Adeniji has been convicted of raping a 73-year-old Alzheimer’s patient in her room during the coronavirus lockdown.

52-year-old Adeniji, of Royal Canal Court, Kilcock, County Kildare, described as a “trained healthcare professional who has worked in healthcare for 15 years” with no previous convictions by Irish public broadcaster Raidió Teilifis Éireann (RTÉ), attacked the pensioner in her room at 3 a.m. on April 3rd.

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Norway’s Largest Encyclopedia Defines ‘Ethnic Norwegian’ As Controversial Term

According to the Great Norwegian Encyclopedia, the notion of ethnicity implies a community based on common ancestry, which may seem exclusionary to Norway’s immigrant population.

The Great Norwegian Encyclopedia, which is one of Norway’s most-read sites, with more than 2 million unique visitors per month, defines “ethnic Norwegian” as a controversial and exclusionary term.

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UK: BLM Activists Urged to Become Magistrates to Increase ‘Diversity’

The Magistrates Association hopes the recent Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrations will encourage ethnic minority activists to sign up to boost “diversity” in the criminal justice system, according to a PA news agency report.

The association, which represents magistrates in England and Wales, called for more young black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) people to volunteer for the roles. At present, 88 per cent of lay justices are white.

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UK: Farage: BLM ‘Paramilitary-Style Force’ May Have Broken Law Against Political Uniforms

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage suggested that Black Lives Matter protesters in London on Saturday may have broken a British law that bans political uniforms in public, describing the “paramilitary-style force marching in the streets” as “terrifying”.

On Saturday, hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists took to the streets of Brixton, joining forces with the far-left climate alarmist group Extinction Rebellion to attempt to shut down the roads, and demand reparations on the anniversary of the Slavery Abolition Act.

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UK: Professor Calls for Halt to ‘Terrorising’ Coronavirus Reaction by ‘Narrow Minded Scientific Elite’

A UK sociology professor has penned an impassioned editorial calling for governments to stop “terrorising” people with extreme reactionary measures in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, saying that a “sense of proportion” is desperately needed.

Writing in the Express, Robert Dingwall, professor of sociology at Nottingham Trent University, called the virus a “nasty infection” that “simply brought deaths forward be a few weeks”.

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UK: Records of Prince Andrew’s Location on Night of Molestation Destroyed by Police

Authored by John Vibes via TheMindUnleashed.com

According to a former member of the Royal guard who worked on Prince Andrew’s security detail, The London Metropolitan Police have destroyed evidence that could have revealed where Prince Andrew was on the night that he is accused of having sex with a teenager that was being trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.

The night in question is March 10th, 2011, as well as the morning hours of March 11. Virginia Giuffre, who was known by the name Virginia Roberts at the time, says that she was taken to London by Epstein and Maxwell and was expected to have sex with Prince Andrew.

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UK: Taxpayers Paid £1.5m to Police London Black Lives Matter and Counter Protests in One Weekend: Report

British taxpayers reportedly paid out £1.5 million to police Black Lives Matter and counter-protests on the weekend of June 13th to 14th, according to the Mail on Sunday.

The newspaper added that the far-left BLM UK is set to announce on Tuesday what it will spend its war chest on, after having raised £1.18 million to develop “strategies for the abolition of police”.

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Which Countries Break EU Law the Most? Hint: It’s Not Hungary or Poland

Contrary to the impression one might get from mainstream Western media, Poland and Hungary are not the black sheep of the family when in comes to infringements of European Union law, the European Commission reported in the 2019 “Monitoring the Application of European Union Law”.

Based on the number of new cases registered in 2019, the worst offenders are — in decreasing order — Cyprus, Greece and Bulgaria, but even Romania and Ireland had more new cases than Poland in sixth place with 37 cases and Hungary in eighth place with 33 cases.

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India: Two Tribals Killed in Landmine Explosion

Two tribals were killed in a landmine explosion inside the Kondrum forest area in Pedabayalu mandal of Visakha agency area on Monday.

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Six Apple Production Lines Capable of $5 Billion in Exports Allegedly Moving to India

An inconsistent report claims that unnamed Apple manufacturing partners are moving six iPhone production lines to India, as part of an increasing trend to relocate from China.

Following reports that Apple has pressed Foxconn to invest $1 billion in developing iPhone production in India, local sources claim that an unnamed iPhone manufacturer is establishing a new facility in the country. The claim also follows separate reports that Foxconn is now manufacturing the iPhone 11 Proin the country.

In a new but inconsistent report published on Monday, The Times of India is claiming that what it calls a “contract manufacturer for Apple” is “shifting six production lines” for iPhones to India. It says that unnamed sources are saying that as well as making iPhones for sale in India itself, the new establishment will produce up to $5 billion worth of iPhones for export.

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This Indian Slum Contained a Possible COVID-19 Disaster With Hydroxychloroquine

July 22, 2020 (American Thinker) — On July 9, 2020, Asia’s biggest and densest slum shocked the world by announcing just one new positive COVID-19 case despite being a cluster and hotspot.

Dharavi is no ordinary slum. It is one of the densest in the world, housing more than a million people. It provided some of the background for the Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire.

Dharavi contains pockets where as many as 650,000 people are crammed into 2.5 square kilometers. In comparison, New York City has only around 95,605 people for 2.5 square kilometers.

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Chinese Propaganda Campaign Blames Pandemic on U.S. Army Facility Closed in 1969

Chinese propagandists are casting blame for the coronavirus pandemic on a U.S. military research lab that shuttered its biowarfare division more than 50 years ago.

Chinese diplomats and state-run media outlets have repeatedly spread the conspiracy that the coronavirus originated in Maryland’s Fort Detrick research lab, often in response to criticism about the country’s response to the pandemic.

“Speaking of the truth, we would like the U.S. government to tell the truth about the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Maryland, to U.S. and the international community,” Wang Wenbin, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, said on July 22.

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The US Has Started to Identify the Mystery Seeds Being Sent From China

It was just about week ago that we highlighted a mysterious trend that was sweeping the U.S.: citizens were receiving unsolicited packages of seeds, with return addresses from China, for apparently no reason at all.

Now, the U.S. has started to identify “14 types of plants” that the seeds belonged to, revealing a “mix of ornamental, fruit and vegetable, herb and weed species,” according to the NY Times. Cabbage, hibiscus, lavender, mint, morning glory, mustard, rose, rosemary and sage have all been identified.

Osama El-Lissy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service said: “This is just a subset of the samples we’ve collected so far.”

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Melbourne: Hundreds of Police Surrounded Tower Blocks to Enforce Coronavirus Lockdown

A resident of Melbourne, Australia described how “hundreds” of police surrounded tower blocks to prevent people from leaving their homes immediately after the government announced a strict new coronavirus lockdown.

Under the new rules, which were introduced in response to a spike in COVID-19 across the state of Victoria, residents were told, “Where you slept last night is where you’ll need to stay for the next six weeks.”

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Melbourne Lockdown: Police Can Enter Homes Without a Warrant to Carry Out ‘Spot Checks’

Police in Melbourne, Australia now have the power to enter people’s homes without a warrant and perform ‘spot checks’ to enforce compliance with new coronavirus lockdown rules.

After the state of Victoria announced a “state of disaster” in response to a spike in coronavirus cases, Premier of the state Daniel Andrews told residents, “We can no longer have people simply out and about for no good reason whatsoever.”

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Oatlands Stabbing: Woman Fatally Stabbed

Police are investigating the death of a woman who was found with multiple stab wounds at a property in Sydneys north west. A man has since been arrested.

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Ugandan Minister and Parishioner Beaten and Drowned by Radicals for Preaching to Muslims

25-year-old Christian minister and a 22-year-old parishioner were assaulted and drowned by radical Islamists in eastern Uganda for preaching to local Muslims.

Pastor Peter Kyakulaga and congregant Tuule Mumbya were murdered in a lake just outside of Lugonyola village after refusing to heed warnings of Muslim extremists in the region to stop evangelizing.

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Medvedev Says Migrants in Russia Committing More Crime as Unemployment Skyrockets

Dmitry Medvedev, the deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, said the nation’s migrants are committing more crimes amid mass unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Medvedev told a meeting of the Security Council on August 3 that about 40 percent of migrants in Russia lost their jobs during the pandemic.

“This, of course, creates a breeding ground for the growth of crime, potentially, in this area,” he said.

Russia’s Interior Ministry on July 25 accused migrants of “egregious cases” of extremism, “gross violation” of public order, and unauthorized mass protests.

Two days later, on July 27, Russia’s Federal Security Service said it killed a Tajik migrant who it claims planned a terrorist attack in Moscow.

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Under 30 Percent of Non-European Migrants Obey Orders to Leave EU

Less than 30 percent of migrants who illegally enter or stay in the European Union (E.U.) follow orders to return to their home country outside of Europe, according to a new report.

Additionally, an analysis conducted by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) found that under 40 percent of all “irregular migrants” who are instructed to leave E.U. members states actually do so.

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Facebook Removes Rabbi’s Coronavirus Torah Reading, Says it’s “Misinformation That Could Cause Physical Harm”

Facebook has removed Rabbi Uriel Vigler’s video titled “The ultimate vaccine for Covid-19 is to be found in this week’s Torah portion!,” branded it “misinformation that could cause physical harm,” and claimed that it “can make some people feel unsafe on Facebook.”

In addition to taking down the video, Vigler said Facebook also temporarily locked him out of his account.

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Meme Stamp: Adobe Tool to Show “Veracity” Of Memes to Reduce “Misinformation”

Proprietary tech dinosaur Adobe is attempting to gain a firm grip on content attribution on the internet via its Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI) project, market it as a tool to fight misinformation, and make it “an industry standard” by pushing it through Photoshop, the world’s dominant closed-source photo editing program.

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The Four Horsemen of the Open Society Apocalypse: Communism, Liberalism, Globalism, And Racism

The Open Society project has simultaneously unleashed the four horsemen of the apocalypse on the world from its supposedly superior moral and ethical standpoint, Hungarian sociologist Balint Botond writes in a commentary in conservative daily Magyar Nemzet:

The Open Society project, funded by George Soros, is evidently reaching its conclusion. Having had now openly embraced racism, the ideology it wants to force on the world is now nearly complete. We must regard the Open Society project for the real danger it represents, leaving aside any idealism. This is neither a social initiative, nor the attempt of a billionaire madman to take over power, but is instead an attempt to unleash the combined forces of all known evils against the existing world order.

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Video: Polish LGBT Activists Target Christian Symbols Once Again, This Time as Warsaw’s Holy Cross Chruch

On Saturday, another provocation by LGBT activists took place in front of the Holy Cross Church in Warsaw’s center during the commemoration of the 76th anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.

It was one of several incidents taking place in the city featuring LGBT protesters.

The police identified 46 people and issued special notices to 18 of them, which will require them to appear in court.

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13 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/3/2020

  1. “Swedish government party wants to force Imams, Rabbis to wed homosexuals. Despite Sweden’s Marriage Code becoming gender neutral in 2009, only a handful of religious congregations marry gay couples. The Green Party, the ruling Social Democrats’ sidekicks, want to make it illegal to refuse same-sex marriage.” How dominant of the Swedes. What’s a blood thirsty Devils own Islamist rapist in the street to do?

  2. I am glad I’m old. The world seems to be going ever crazier by the day. Our Constitution is being shredded bit by bit on an almost daily basis. Government is ever more overweening and aggressive. At this rate, we won’t have any rights at all left to us.

    If government can barge into your house without a warrant, I wonder what they’ll be doing next? Brave New World, with a monitor installed in every home, to spy on the citizenry? Horrors!

    • “If government can barge into your home without a warrant” is one thing. There still remains a working legal system. The fait accompli is that our mortal enemies have literally barged and other boated themselves in to our national home. Personally I am in shock. When the numbers reach attack level followers of islam I can easily imagine will come kicking our doors down for fun. Fully supported by all the other iPhonies from all points north south east and west. Like it or not – it is.

  3. I can’t see the word “diversity” anymore without reflexively thinking of the genetic implications of the word. Diversity is only desirable insofar as it prevents inbreeding within an otherwise genetically refined population. But our communist-backed politicians are pushing it as a primary directive, meant to chip-away at our refinement and bring us down below the developmental level of our nearest competitors – mainly China and Russia – both of whom are relatively refined in their populations.

  4. Today I received such a comment from a woman living in Sweden about the murder of a 12-year-old Polish girl, Adriana Ostrowski, by a stray bullet.

    …. The girl was a Polish woman, and her mother was an “inkwell” (as in Russia they call white women cohabitating with Asians or blacks) and lived with an Iraqi! And yet, this girl did not walk the dog, but hung out with her friends until three in the morning, while her mother and her Iraqi boyfriend celebrated her birthday on the other side of the city, leaving her 12 year old child alone in the apartment for the night. There the mother is visible that still a whore!

  5. In the France of the good old days of visas, permits and disease control it was nigh on impossible for the rats to emerge from the sewers unnoticed to bite at will. Young women had to go to Lebanon or some other brothel wife life “wife” to partake of their own self distraction. Most returned a while later broken and scarred. Oh well.

  6. Lebanon. Beirut. How incredibly sad. At least we of the Western European countries can sleep secure in the knowledge that day by day in every way we grow stronger and stronger. Thanks to the new diversity that Islam and its feminist *h**e * created there are strong unemotional rational halves and wholes with fingers on the buttons nuclear or otherwise. No? There was I thinking again……..

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