Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/6/2020

The oft-imprisoned Dan Park has invited the Danish politician Rasmus Paludan to come to Sweden to burn a Koran. Mr. Paludan reportedly plans to hold the Koran-burning near a mosque in the culturally enriched neighborhood of Rosengård in Malmö.

In other news, sixteen officials and employees of the Port of Beirut have been arrested in connection with Tuesday’s explosion, which killed at least 137 people and wounded thousands more.

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Financial Crisis
» Bank of England Holds Off Extra Stimulus, Unemployment Set to Hit 7.5 Per Cent
» Economic Nightmare: Nearly 50 Percent of All the Jobs Lost During the COVID-19 Pandemic “May be Gone Permanently”
» European Retail Trade Up 5.7 Percent in June
» Food Prices Rise to Dangerous Levels as “A Second Wave of Layoffs” Hits the U.S. Economy
» Nasdaq Clears 11,000 as Apple Nears $2t Market Value
 
USA
» “What Utter, Racist BS”: Ted Cruz Slams Oprah for White Privilege Lecture
» 20 State Attorneys General Call on Facebook to Censor More
» 79 Percent of Tech Employees Expect Companies to Publicly Support Black Lives Matter
» Arson, Assault, Trespassing: Here Are the Four Portland Teenagers Facing Federal Charges Related to Violent Protests
» Asheville’s ‘Back the Blue’ Organizer Astonished by Turnout
» Biden Promises Stricter Gun Control
» Biden Says “Unlike the African-American Community, “ Latinos Are “Diverse” And Have “Different Attitudes About Different Things”
» Corporate Media Completely Ignored Story of Mother Killed by Black Lives Matter Supporters
» Could Mail-in Ballots Help Trump Win?
» Day 69: Rioters Set Portland Police Precinct on Fire. So Much for Promises Riots Would Stop if Feds Left
» Economics Professor Barred From Teaching Class Critical of Marxism to Student Body
» ESPN Subscriber Losses Accelerate as Network Continues to Embrace Social-Justice Programming
» Former Atlanta Officer Who Shot Rayshard Brooks Files Lawsuit Over Wrongful Firing
» Husband of Democrat L.A. County District Attorney Charged With Assault After Using Firearm to Defend Home Against BLM Protesters
» John Roberts Accused on Tape of Getting Hacked by Brennan and Clapper. Adoption Scandal?
» L.A. Officials Threaten to Shut Off Power at House Parties
» Larry Klayman Gets a Win for Cliven Bundy, Vows to ‘Protect’ Him From George Soros
» LibreOffice 7.0 Released
» MI Gov. Whitmer Orders State Employees to Undergo “Implicit Bias Training, “ Declares Racism “Public Health Crisis”
» More Than 84,000 Vote-by-Mail Ballots Disqualified in NYC Democrat Primary
» More Than 223K Nevada Mail-in Ballots Rejected as “Undeliverable”
» MSNBC Producer Quits, Calls Network ‘Cancer’ That’s Dividing Americans
» Mueller’s ‘Pit Bull’ Urges DOJ Employees to Resist Barr Investigations
» New York Attorney General Files Lawsuit to Shut Down NRA
» Newspapers: Fusion Centers Have Secretly Created a National Citizen Spying Program
» Pharmacies Refuse to Fill HCQ Prescriptions
» Photos: Massive Police Presence in Saugus After 3 Officers Stabbed
» Poll: 84 Per Cent of Americans Blame Media for Political Divisions in the Country
» Poll: Only 42% Say They Will Submit to Coronavirus Vaccine
» PragerU Battles to Remain on Facebook
» Project Veritas Founder James O’Keefe Sues FBI Claiming Agency ‘Illegally’ Prevented Him From Purchasing Guns
» Recent Spike in Violence Hurts NE Portland Businesses
» Report: Facebook Employees Debated “Merits of Censoring a Sitting President’s Potentially False Statements”
» Republican Lawmakers to Universities: Show Us Your Foreign Funding
» Rogan: Voters “Very Uncomfortable” With “Mentally Compromised” Biden
» School Principal Resigns After Posting Meme Comparing Mask Wearers to Holocaust Victims
» Senator Hawley Calls for TikTok to Cut All Ties to China if Microsoft Deal Goes Ahead
» Shock Survey Finds That Funding is Being Reduced for “Nearly Half” of All Major City Police Departments in America
» Silver Lake Woman Faces Charges for Stabbing, Biting Man
» Trump Fires CEO of Tennessee Valley Authority for Outsourcing Jobs to Foreign Workers After Meeting With U.S. Tech Workers
» Trump Says Biden is “Against God”
» Trump Detractors Get Caught Up in Twitter Censorship
» Tulane Anti-Racism Talk Shut Down After Students Were Too Offended, Called it Racist
» Twitter Staffer Who Announced Trump Censorship Used to Work for Kamala Harris…
» Video: Newt Gingrich Says Democrats Are “Owned by People Who Are Financed by George Soros”
» Video: Newt Gingrich Says Democrats Are “Owned by People Who Are Financed by George Soros”
» Waking Up? More Americans Skeptical of Media’s COVID Narrative
» Wednesday Night Marks 4th Straight Night of Increased Violence in Columbus
» Why No Autopsy for Supreme Court Justice Scalia?
» Your Phone is Spying on You, And Companies Are Generating Secret “Surveillance Scores” Based on That Information
 
Canada
» Toronto Sees Multiple Shootings Over Long Weekend
 
Europe and the EU
» Czech Koruna Strengthens to Record High Against Euro and the Dollar
» Danish Politician Planning to Burn Koran in Swedish No-Go Zone
» England to Wipe Thousands of Coronavirus Deaths From Death Toll Due to Change in Tracking Method
» French Police Stoned During Ambush by Dozens of Attackers
» Hungary Has Spent €27.4 Billion on Coronavirus Economic Relief
» Poland: Kaczynski: Government Reconstruction Plan Will Take Place in Later September or Early October
» UK Restaurant Endorses ‘No Masks Allowed’ Policy, Slams Mask Users
» UK: Corona Power Grab: Local Govts Given Power to Demolish ‘Contaminated’ Buildings
» Who’s Stealing Christopher Columbus Letters From Libraries Around the World?
 
Middle East
» 16 Port Staffers Arrested Over Beirut Blast That Killed 100+, Wounded Thousands
» Beirut Explosion Linked to Russian Ship Storing Ammonium Nitrate Left in Port, Called ‘Floating Bomb’
» Hungary Sends €1 Million Financial Aid to Lebanon
» Icons in Pontain Monastery Destroyed by Turkish Vandals
» Polish Firefighters Arrive in Beirut to Help With Blast Aftermath
 
Far East
» TikTok Outlines Plans to Police Election “Misinformation”
» Uighur Model’s Video Gives Rare Glimpse Inside China’s Detention Camp
 
Immigration
» 100 Migrants Attempt Violent Entry From Serbia to Hungary
» Around 40 Migrants Drown in Shipwreck Off Mauritanian Coast
» Danish Immigration Minister Admits Integration Policy is a “Fiasco”
» France: Shopkeeper Beaten by ‘Immigrant’ Men After Asking Them to Wear Face Masks
» Migrant Arrested for Repeatedly Vandalising Greek Cathedral
» North African YouTubers Advise on How to Get to Europe and America
» Swedish Authorities Admit They Have No Idea How Many Migrants in Country
» Swedish Govt Official Allegedly Gave Over 100 Afghans Fraudulent Visas
» UK: ‘Coming to a Hotel Near You?’ — Farage Releases Video of Migrants Being Loaded on Coaches at Dover
» UK: Astonished Couple Find Two Migrant Stowaways Hiding Under Their Van After Returning Home to Essex From Trip to France — Despite Vehicle Being Checked Twice by Immigration Officials
» UK: Border Force Union: Royal Navy Needed to Return Channel Migrants to France
» UK: Coronavirus: MPs Slam Boris Govt for Open Borders That Invited 10,000 Infected People
» UK: Farage Investigates: Brexit Legend Discovers Hotel Migrants Got Vip Tours of Anfield Stadium
» UK: Judges Force Govt to Scrap ‘Racist’ Visa System
» Will America Survive Another 100 Million Immigrants? Let’s Talk About National Parks Congestion
 
Culture Wars
» American Journal of Psychiatry Retracts Claim That Sex-Change Surgery Helps Patients’ Mental Health
» Facebook Raises Eyebrows Censoring #SaveTheChildren Hashtag
» Globalists Ushering in Post-Human Era Via Engineered COVID-19 Crisis
» Google to Cut Advertising Revenue From Sites Questioning Coronavirus
» Writer Defended by Renowned Polish Authors After LGBT Criticism
 

Bank of England Holds Off Extra Stimulus, Unemployment Set to Hit 7.5 Per Cent

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England left its benchmark interest rate at a record low of 0.1 per cent on Thursday as it expressed caution about how rapidly the United Kingdom’s economy will recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The bank also left its target for buying government and corporate bonds unchanged at 745 billion pounds ($980 billion).

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

Economic Nightmare: Nearly 50 Percent of All the Jobs Lost During the COVID-19 Pandemic “May be Gone Permanently”

When millions of Americans were losing their jobs at the beginning of this pandemic, we were told not to worry because the lockdowns were just temporary and virtually all of those workers would be going back to their old jobs once the lockdowns ended. Well, now we are finding out that was not even close to true. Over the last 18 weeks, more than 52 million Americans have filed new claims for unemployment benefits, and a very large percentage of them are dealing with a permanent job loss. In fact, one brand new survey discovered that 47 percent of all unemployed workers now believe that their “job loss is likely to be permanent”. The following comes from a USA Today article entitled “Almost half of all jobs lost during pandemic may be gone permanently”…

In April, 78% of those in households experiencing job loss felt that that situation would be temporarily. But now, 47% think that job loss is likely to be permanent, according to The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

What that number tells us is that we are facing the worst employment crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

European Retail Trade Up 5.7 Percent in June

Retail trade in the European Union rose by 5.7 percent in June compared with the previous month, Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office said in a report published on August 5.

“In June 2020, a month marked by some relaxation of COVID-19 containment measures in many member states, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade increased by 5.7 percent in the euro area and by 5.2 percent in the EU, compared with May 2020,” Eurostat said. “In May 2020, the retail trade volume increased by 20.3 percent in the euro area and by 18.3 percent in the EU. This means that retail trade volumes in both zones have returned to the levels recorded in February 2020, before the start of containment measures.”

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

Food Prices Rise to Dangerous Levels as “A Second Wave of Layoffs” Hits the U.S. Economy

Yes, food prices are already very high, but now is the time to stock up because they are only going to go higher.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Nasdaq Clears 11,000 as Apple Nears $2t Market Value

The Nasdaq Composite closed above 11,000 for the first time on Thursday, marking its seventh straight day of gains, as Apple moved closer to becoming the first company with a $2 trillion market capitalization.

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

“What Utter, Racist BS”: Ted Cruz Slams Oprah for White Privilege Lecture

Media mogul claimed all white people have ‘leg up’ because of their ‘whiteness.’

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

20 State Attorneys General Call on Facebook to Censor More

Attorneys General from 20 different states have sent a letter urging Facebook to do a better job at censoring content. They also said the social media giant should do more to help users who are victims of online abuse.

“We, the undersigned State Attorneys General, write to request that you take additional steps to prevent Facebook from being used to spread disinformation and hate and to facilitate discrimination. We also ask that you take more steps to provide redress for users who fall victim to intimidation and harassment, including violence and digital abuse,” reads the first paragraph of the letter.

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

79 Percent of Tech Employees Expect Companies to Publicly Support Black Lives Matter

It’s hard to find a major corporation that hasn’t gotten behind the Black Lives Matter movement in recent months, with, as we’ve covered, many employees who don’t support the movement getting fired. And the results of a new survey show why.

From the perspective of employees in some sectors, it makes it clear that the corporate workforce wants their respective organizations to stand in support of the movement.

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

Arson, Assault, Trespassing: Here Are the Four Portland Teenagers Facing Federal Charges Related to Violent Protests

Four teenagers face federal charges ranging from arson to assault during recurring violent protests and clashes with law enforcement near the Portland federal courthouse.

Protests at the courthouse began before President Donald Trump sent federal officers to the city, according to local media reports. More than two dozen people have been arrested in connection to the violent demonstrations after federal officers were sent to Portland, according to journalist Andy Ngo who listed a number of arrests in a Twitter thread.

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

Asheville’s ‘Back the Blue’ Organizer Astonished by Turnout

Asheville — Ed Browne never thought his effort to support law enforcement would turn into as big an event as it did Saturday, August 1, but it did.

“Three weeks ago, I saw a T-shirt my son in law had given me that stated, ‘Shut your mouth, run your city.’ Six words inspired me to create an event to show support for our local law enforcement agencies,” he told the Tribune Papers. “As a disabled veteran and concerned citizen, I created the event on Facebook and posted it to several different sites locally to get people to stand up, put the keyboard down and do something that could change the dynamics and morale of our local law enforcement agencies. A few days passed and the event was being circulated and was gaining support on a viral scale locally.”

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

Biden Promises Stricter Gun Control

Cites measures proven to have failed.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Biden Says “Unlike the African-American Community, “ Latinos Are “Diverse” And Have “Different Attitudes About Different Things”

During an interview with representatives from the national associations of Black and Hispanic journalists on Wednesday, presumptive 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden made a questionable remark about a lack of diversity within the black community versus within the Latino community.

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

Corporate Media Completely Ignored Story of Mother Killed by Black Lives Matter Supporters

Allegedly killed for saying, ‘All lives matter.’

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Could Mail-in Ballots Help Trump Win?

One must have a game plan and this goes for national as well as local elections. It’s a shame less than 1% of challengers ever bother to challenge the outcome of an election because if they did conduct a forensic analysis, massive vote fraud via machines would have blown up that whole scam decades ago…

[Comment: Recommended reading.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Day 69: Rioters Set Portland Police Precinct on Fire. So Much for Promises Riots Would Stop if Feds Left

The world was assured by Democrats that if Donald Trump’s “stormtroopers” left Portland, antifa and Black Lives Matter riots would simply stop. And yet another riot was declared on Wednesday night in Portland on Day 69 of the riots.

During the attack on the police precinct, the rioters blocked traffic and shone green lasers into the eyes of police officers.

They followed up by destroying the cameras surrounding the precinct.

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

Economics Professor Barred From Teaching Class Critical of Marxism to Student Body

A longtime economics professor at Wright State University who has repeatedly requested permission to teach a class critical of Marxism has been rebuffed by his bosses and peers who appear unwilling to allow the topic to be taught to the general student population.

Meanwhile, the university frequently offers courses that praise Marxism, economics Professor Evan Osborne told The College Fix.

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

ESPN Subscriber Losses Accelerate as Network Continues to Embrace Social-Justice Programming

ESPN’s revenue is continuing its precipitous decline as network subscriptions plummet at an alarming rate. The mounting losses coincide conspicuously with parent company Disney’s corporate decision to allow ESPN to push politically-charged, social-justice content across its platform.

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

Former Atlanta Officer Who Shot Rayshard Brooks Files Lawsuit Over Wrongful Firing

The former Atlanta police officer who is currently facing a felony murder charge for the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy’s parking lot in June filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the mayor and the city police department.

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

Husband of Democrat L.A. County District Attorney Charged With Assault After Using Firearm to Defend Home Against BLM Protesters

Another instance of how home defense under attack.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

John Roberts Accused on Tape of Getting Hacked by Brennan and Clapper. Adoption Scandal?

With Vice President Mike Pence calling Supreme Court chief justice John Roberts a “disappointment” for conservatives, Roberts faces widespread scrutiny over the possibility that he is compromised. I reported in 2018:

Obama administration intelligence officials John Brennan and James Clapper must answer to the allegations that they blackmailed Supreme Court Justice John Roberts to get his vote for Obamacare in 2012.

Attorneys for an NSA and CIA whistleblower in D.C. circuit court are trying to see to that.

Roberts, who reportedly was investigated at one time for illegally adopting his sons, betrayed the Republican base that initially celebrated his Bush appointment when he confirmed the supposed constitutionality of Obamacare during Obama’s re-election campaign.

Supreme Court Justice John Roberts was sharply critical of the FISA court as he came up for confirmation, before the Obama administration intelligence chiefs reportedly hacked his phone and electronic records.

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

L.A. Officials Threaten to Shut Off Power at House Parties

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Wednesday the government will take action against large gatherings in violation of COVID-19 restrictions, saying that house parties are “flagrant violations of health orders.”

Large house parties attended by young people have been cited as a contributing factor to rising infection rates.

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

Larry Klayman Gets a Win for Cliven Bundy, Vows to ‘Protect’ Him From George Soros

Infamous rebel rancher Cliven Bundy and two of his sons were granted complete vindication on years-old criminal charges by the Ninth Circuit of Appeals on Wednesday.

Senior U.S. Circuit Judge Jay Bybee penned a 49-page opinionaffirming a lower court’s dismissal of a 2016 federal indictment for allegedly impeding federal officers, threatening federal law enforcement, extortion and conspiracy to commit those crimes.

The charges stemmed from the widely-publicized standoff between the Bundys and several hundred right-wing militia members on one side and federal law enforcement operating under the cross-authority of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on the other.

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

LibreOffice 7.0 Released

The LibreOffice Project announces the availability of LibreOffice 7.0, a new major release providing significant new features: support for OpenDocument Format (ODF) 1.3; Skia graphics engine and Vulkan GPU-based acceleration for better performance; and carefully improved compatibility with DOCX, XLSX and PPTX files.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

MI Gov. Whitmer Orders State Employees to Undergo “Implicit Bias Training, “ Declares Racism “Public Health Crisis”

Proclaiming that she wants a “more equitable and just Michigan,” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order Wednesday that officially declares racism a public health crisis and orders state employees to undergo “implicit bias training.”

The order includes a requirement that the state create an advisory council to promote black leadership and prompts the state’s Department of Health and Human Services to conduct implicit bias training for all state employees.

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

More Than 84,000 Vote-by-Mail Ballots Disqualified in NYC Democrat Primary

The New York City Board of Elections disqualified more than 84,000 vote-by-mail ballots in the state’s Democratic presidential primary, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

The Board of Elections received 403,103 mail-in ballots for the June 23 primary but only 318,995 of those votes were included in the certified results.

The final number reflects that 84,108 mail-in ballots were invalidated — roughly 21% of the total ballots submitted.

The ballots were disqualified for either arriving late, missing a postmark, or failing to include a voter’s signature. Approximately 30,000 mail-in ballots were considered invalid in Brooklyn alone, The Post reported Tuesday.

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

More Than 223K Nevada Mail-in Ballots Rejected as “Undeliverable”

A total of 223,469 mail-in ballots for Nevada’s June primary election were bounced as “undeliverable,” according to the Public Interest Legal Foundation.

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

MSNBC Producer Quits, Calls Network ‘Cancer’ That’s Dividing Americans

Ariana Pekary accused MSNBC of amplifying “fringe voices” while forcing “journalists to make bad decisions on a daily basis.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Mueller’s ‘Pit Bull’ Urges DOJ Employees to Resist Barr Investigations

A deputy to former special counsel Robert Mueller is urging Justice Department employees not to cooperate in the two investigations of the Obama administration’s probe of now-debunked Trump-Russia collusion.

Andrew Weissman, an ex-DOJ official who became known as Mueller’s “pit bull” during the Russia probe, contended such involvement would be political.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

New York Attorney General Files Lawsuit to Shut Down NRA

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a lawsuit on Thursday aimed at shutting down the National Rifle Association over allegations of financial mismanagement.

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

Newspapers: Fusion Centers Have Secretly Created a National Citizen Spying Program

What has the public learned about Fusion Centers since the recent BlueLeaks hack was released over a month ago? Not a lot. The Feds have done a great job of keeping the public from finding out what DHS Fusion/Intelligence Centers are really doing. In a country founded on freedom, we find federal and local law enforcement scrambling to keep the true function of Fusion Centers hidden from the public.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Pharmacies Refuse to Fill HCQ Prescriptions

Doctor treating COVID patients says politics affecting medical world, physicians being shut down, censorship restricting information flow.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Photos: Massive Police Presence in Saugus After 3 Officers Stabbed

Three police officers are in the hospital after being stabbed in Saugus, Massachusetts, Thursday morning.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Poll: 84 Per Cent of Americans Blame Media for Political Divisions in the Country

86 per cent think the press is biased.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Poll: Only 42% Say They Will Submit to Coronavirus Vaccine

A new Yahoo News/YouGov poll has found that just 42 percent of Americans say they plan to get a coronavirus vaccine when it becomes available.

The figure represents an all time low, having fallen from 55 percent in early May, 50 percent in late May, and 46 percent in July.

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

PragerU Battles to Remain on Facebook

US conservative non-profit PragerU has a long history of fighting to maintain its presence on some of the biggest centralized social media platforms, and after a recent suspension on Twitter, the educational group is facing more pressure on Facebook.

The charge, as always, is nebulous: a violation of community standards. But this could lead to PragerU’s Facebook page getting unpublished, i.e., making it invisible to anybody except its admins. That’s according to reports citing the group.

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

Project Veritas Founder James O’Keefe Sues FBI Claiming Agency ‘Illegally’ Prevented Him From Purchasing Guns

Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe filed a lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Thursday, claiming the agency illegally placed his name on a federal watch list that precluded him from being able to purchase a firearm.

According to the complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York, O’Keefe alleges that the FBI falsely claimed that he’d been convicted of a felony and “has subsequently repeatedly, wrongfully, and without justification denied Mr. O’Keefe the ability to purchase a firearm.” The right-wing activist is asking the court to order the bureau to remove his name from the list.

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

Recent Spike in Violence Hurts NE Portland Businesses

PORTLAND, Ore. — The sign on the front door of Breakside Brewery in Northeast Portland makes it very clear: The business is temporarily closed, but not because of the coronavirus.

Connie Kellow, the General Manager of the Breakside Brewery-Slabtown in Northwest Portland, says the Dekum Pub will be closed through this weekend, “Because of the recent events in the Woodlawn neighborhood and concern for the well-being of our staff, customers, and community.”

Those events include the murder of 22-year-old Jordan Lee Louis on July 28th, and the shooting the very next night of another person who was visiting his memorial along Dekum Street.

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

Report: Facebook Employees Debated “Merits of Censoring a Sitting President’s Potentially False Statements”

One day after President Trump’s statement calling for schools to re-open was censored by Facebook, Facebook employees reportedly discussed potential ways that he could be censored in the future.

According to BuzzFeed News, Facebook employees “debated the merits of censoring a sitting president’s potentially false statements” about election results on Facebook’s internal message boards before an all-hands meeting on Thursday.

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

Republican Lawmakers to Universities: Show Us Your Foreign Funding

Republican lawmakers on Monday asked six universities, including Harvard and Yale, to report the sources of their foreign funding.

Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) and James Comer (R-Ky.) reached out in a letter to the University of Chicago, the University of Delaware, Harvard University, New York University, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University, asking for access to all unredacted records of gifts from or contact with foreign sources. Countries they specifically identify as suspicious sources of funding include China, Iran, Qatar, Russia, and Saudi Arabia.

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

Rogan: Voters “Very Uncomfortable” With “Mentally Compromised” Biden

Joe Rogan noted this week that voters are “very uncomfortable” with Joe Biden’s mental state, and that it could swing the election for President Trump in November.

“I believe there is also a large group of people that are very uncomfortable with a man who seems to be mentally compromised winning the election and doing so by hiding,” Rogan stated on his podcast.

“He was just at another thing the other day and he forgot where he was,” Rogan added.

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

School Principal Resigns After Posting Meme Comparing Mask Wearers to Holocaust Victims

Stephen Ford, the principal of the Valencia High School, Santa Clarita, California, had to announce his resignation after he compared Americans wearing face masks with Holocaust victims and shared a meme on Facebook.

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

Senator Hawley Calls for TikTok to Cut All Ties to China if Microsoft Deal Goes Ahead

TikTok, a video-sharing app by the Chinese giant ByteDance had reached great heights across the world. But growing distrust of Chinese companies and potential discrepancies that may creep in related to how TikTok handles user data has attracted negative attention to the app in recent times. What’s more, countries such as India have also ended up banning the app.

At a juncture where even both sides of the political spectrum in the US is growing keen on banning TikTok, the news of Microsoft planning to acquire TikTok took some by surprise. In an interview with the Fox’ “Fox & Friends”, Sen. Josh Hawley voiced several concerns regarding the acquisition.

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

Shock Survey Finds That Funding is Being Reduced for “Nearly Half” of All Major City Police Departments in America

In recent weeks there has been a tremendous amount of debate about whether police departments around the country should be “defunded” or not, but what most Americans don’t realize is that it is already happening on a massive scale. At a time when crime rates are absolutely soaring and civil unrest is raging in major cities across the nation, police budgets are being deeply cut and in some cities there is talk of eliminating police departments altogether. I knew that a few cities had already made moves in this direction, but I had no idea that it was happening on such a widespread basis. According to a report prepared by the Police Executive Research Forum, nearly half of the law enforcement agencies that they surveyed “are reporting that funding has already been slashed or is expected to be reduced”…

Nearly half of 258 agencies surveyed this month are reporting that funding has already been slashed or is expected to be reduced, according to a report slated for release this week by the Police Executive Research Forum, a non-partisan research organization.

Much of the funding is being pulled from equipment, hiring and training accounts, even as a number of cities also are tracking abrupt spikes in violent crime, the report concluded.

And in most cases we are not talking about small cuts. Police funding in Los Angeles has been reduced by 15o million dollars, and police funding in New York has been slashed by a total of one billion dollars.

Those are staggering numbers.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Silver Lake Woman Faces Charges for Stabbing, Biting Man

A Silver Lake woman is facing six felony charges after police responded to a victim that had been stabbed and bitten.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Fires CEO of Tennessee Valley Authority for Outsourcing Jobs to Foreign Workers After Meeting With U.S. Tech Workers

“Let this serve as a warning to any federally appointed board: If you betray American workers, then you will hear two simple words: ‘You’re fired’“.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Says Biden is “Against God”

President Trump on Thursday said Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who is a professing Catholic, is “against God” and wants to “hurt the Bible.”

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

Trump Detractors Get Caught Up in Twitter Censorship

This story highlights how censorship always backfires and how trying to moderate content at such a scale is a fool’s game since, as more people call for censorship to suit their own stance, they forget the consequences.

Twitter, in a brazen attempt to restrict Trump’s statements about reopening schools, ended up locking the accounts of several reporters who were criticizing the statements and trying to express their disdain at the US president’s remarks.

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

Tulane Anti-Racism Talk Shut Down After Students Were Too Offended, Called it Racist

When neocon and globalist icon Francis Fukuyama wrote about “the end of history” — this is not exactly what he had in mind. Or did he? Either way, we now have a bunch of college students and employees trying to literally erase history from their worldview and never hear of it again, because it’s triggering — in an example that has been painfully and succinctly described by the Reason magazine as “blinkered outrage.”

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Twitter Staffer Who Announced Trump Censorship Used to Work for Kamala Harris…

On Wednesday, Twitter deleted a Trump campaign video showing President Donald Trump saying that children are “almost immune” from COVID-19, claiming that the president’s claim was “misinformation,” even though children face much less risk for the coronavirus than adults. Facebook had deleted the video earlier on Wednesday. Suspicions of political bias appeared confirmed yet again by a connection between the Twitter staffer who announced the Trump censorship and a former Democratic presidential candidate who may become Joe Biden’s running mate.

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Video: Newt Gingrich Says Democrats Are “Owned by People Who Are Financed by George Soros”

This is not a “normal election” because the Democratic Party “is owned by the left”.

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Video: Newt Gingrich Says Democrats Are “Owned by People Who Are Financed by George Soros”

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich warned Wednesday that America is not facing a normal election this November because the Democratic Party is “owned by the left” and by “people who are financed by George Soros.”

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Waking Up? More Americans Skeptical of Media’s COVID Narrative

According to a recent Axio-Ipsos poll, Americans are increasingly skeptical of the official case and death reports being served up by politicians and the mainstream media. Are we getting closer to the awakening needed to put an end to COVID tyranny?

Plus in today’s program: New York Times admits that lockdowns will kill more than COVID; What is happening to Australia; Houston Mayor threatens residents; the real danger to Americans is not COVID according to this important map. Watch today’s Liberty Report:

Ron Paul further questioned why Americans were so reluctant to wake up to what’s happening in a separate article:

Europeans Are Waking Up to Government Covid Tyranny. Why Are We Still Asleep?

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Wednesday Night Marks 4th Straight Night of Increased Violence in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Violence continued in Ohio’s capital Wednesday night as at six people were shot, including two deaths in three separate shootings.

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Why No Autopsy for Supreme Court Justice Scalia?

A scion of the Supreme Court, a man very much larger than life, amusing, very close friends with the most liberal member of the court, a man who cherished the Constitution and loved to teach, a fair-minded Supreme Court icon is found dead in bed and there is no need for the judge to come out?….

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Your Phone is Spying on You, And Companies Are Generating Secret “Surveillance Scores” Based on That Information

Nothing that you do on your phone is private. In this day and age, most of us have become extremely dependent on our phones, and most Americans never even realize that these extremely sophisticated little devices are gathering mountains of information on each one of us. Your phone knows what you look like, it knows the sound of your voice, it knows where you have been, it knows where you have shopped, it knows your Internet searches and it knows what you like to do in your free time. In fact, your phone literally knows thousands of things about you, and all of that information is bought and sold every single day without you knowing. And as you will see below, there are lots of companies out there that use information collected from our phones to create secret “surveillance scores” that are used for a whole host of alarming purposes.

It is really important to understand that your phone is a surveillance device. The reason why the advertisements on your phone seem so perfectly tailored for you is because of all the information that your phone has gathered on you previously.

To this day, many people are still amazed when they see an ad pop up for something that they were just talking with a friend about, but that doesn’t happen by accident. The following comes from Fox News…

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Toronto Sees Multiple Shootings Over Long Weekend

Over the long weekend there were a number of shootings in the GTA which raises concerns as the year has already been a particularly violent one for the area.

Between Friday and Monday, there were at least 12 incidents involving gun violence resulting in two deaths and three injuries, according to The Star.

Toronto was already on pace to have its worst year in the past five years as police statistics show that there have been 258 firearm discharge and shooting incidents as of July 27.

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Czech Koruna Strengthens to Record High Against Euro and the Dollar

The Czech currency is currently the strongest against the euro since the declaration of a state of emergency over the coronavirus in March this year. At the same time, it is also the strongest against the dollar since September 2018.

The Czech to US currency exchange rate fell below 22 korunas, and as for the European currency, it is just above 26 korunas.

This year, the Czech currency fell sharply against world currencies due to the coronavirus pandemic. At the beginning of March, the first cases of the disease appeared in the Czech Republic, and on March 12, the government declared a state of emergency. The Czech koruna then weakened sharply against the euro and the dollar in just a few days — against the euro by about two korunas and against the dollar by more than three korunas.

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Danish Politician Planning to Burn Koran in Swedish No-Go Zone

Rasmus Paludan, the leader of the Danish nationalist party Hard Line, who rose to prominence for Islam-critical performances that include Quran-burnings, intends to expand his activities northward and pay a visit to neighbouring Sweden.

By his own admission, Paludan was invited to burn the Quran by street artist Dan Park. The Quran burning will take place on 28 August near a mosque in Malmö’s immigrant heavy Rosengård district.

Paludan described the action as “standing up for his brotherly people” in Sweden.

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England to Wipe Thousands of Coronavirus Deaths From Death Toll Due to Change in Tracking Method

Up to 4,170 deaths could be wiped from England’s 41,686 coronavirus death toll due to a change in tracking method, a spokesman for the UK’s Department of Health and Social Care said.

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French Police Stoned During Ambush by Dozens of Attackers

French police patrols were caught in an ambush orchestrated by dozens of assailants, leaving one officer hospitalized after being struck in the face with a rock, officials say.

Officers were called to the scene of a brawl in the Paris suburb of Ris-Orangis on Monday night.

“Two Evry police crews went to the scene,” Actu 17 reports.

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Hungary Has Spent €27.4 Billion on Coronavirus Economic Relief

The HUF 9,500 billion (€27.4 billion) the Hungarian government has devoted to shield the economy from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic is significant even in an international comparison, state minister of the Finance Ministry, Andras Tallai told national news agency MTI in an interview.

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Poland: Kaczynski: Government Reconstruction Plan Will Take Place in Later September or Early October

During an interview for the Polish Press Agency, Kaczynski revealed that the planed government reshuffle, which would involve a decrease in the number of ministries, is currently planned for late September 2020 or early October.

He explained that the goal is to make decision-making on issues such as ecology (which currently involves three ministries instead of one) much more streamlined and efficient.

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UK Restaurant Endorses ‘No Masks Allowed’ Policy, Slams Mask Users

A restaurant in Yorkshire, England has stirred controversy after posting a sign on the entrance to their establishment denouncing face masks and their users.

The Mama Mia pizza restaurant and takeaway in the coastal town of Scarborough made headlines with its “no masks allowed” policy at a time when social distancing to prevent resurgences of coronavirus infection rates has inculcated a sense of fear into many.

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UK: Corona Power Grab: Local Govts Given Power to Demolish ‘Contaminated’ Buildings

In a stunning power grab by the British government, local councils are set to be empowered with the authority to demolish buildings that are deemed to be epicentres of Chinese coronavirus outbreaks throughout the country.

Published last month — with little fanfare — the Department of Health and Social Care’s “COVID-19 Contain Framework” laid out a series of laws, including the Coronavirus Act 2020, that local governments will be able to utilise in order to contain flare-ups of the Wuhan virus.

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Who’s Stealing Christopher Columbus Letters From Libraries Around the World?

In 1492, Christopher Columbus, of course, sailed the ocean blue. And on his journey home, he wrote a letter to his patrons, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain, describing his discovery of the new world, and in effect, asking for more money to make another trip. Columbus’ voyage marked one of the great plot points in history. Upon his return, his letter was printed and distributed throughout Europe, making for blockbuster news. Columbus’ original handwritten letter, penned on the high seas, no longer exists, but some of the printed copies do. As we first reported last year, most are housed in prestigious libraries, and for centuries, that’s where they’ve remained. That is, until about 10 years ago, when authorities discovered some of these treasures had been stolen and replaced with forgeries. So began a modern kind of trans-Atlantic quest, as investigators in the U.S. and Europe worked to recover Columbus’ missing missives and solve this most unusual international mystery.

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16 Port Staffers Arrested Over Beirut Blast That Killed 100+, Wounded Thousands

BEIRUT — Lebanon’s state-run news agency says 16 employees at Beirut’s port have been detained over this weeks explosion that killed more than 100 people and wounded thousands.

The National News Agency quoted Government Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Fadi Akiki as saying on Thursday that 18 people have been questioned so far. All of them are port and customs officials, as well as individuals in charge of maintenance at the hangar where 2,750 tons of explosive materials have been stored for years.

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Beirut Explosion Linked to Russian Ship Storing Ammonium Nitrate Left in Port, Called ‘Floating Bomb’

Investigators probing the devastating blast in Beirut that killed at least 135 people and injured 5,000 more are pointing to a Russian ship docked in the city’s port for nearly seven years without appropriate security precautions that officials warned was “a floating bomb.”

The Russian vessel, named MV Rhosus, carrying agricultural fertilizer with 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate and en route to Mozambique hit a financial snag and docked in the Beruit port in 2013, according to legal documents and Lebanese officials, the Washington Post reported.

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Hungary Sends €1 Million Financial Aid to Lebanon

Hungary is sending €1 million in direct financial aid to explosion-struck Lebanon, Tristan Azbej, Hungary’s state minister in charge of the country’s Hungary Helps program responsible for aiding persecuted Christian communities around the world, announced on Wednesday in a tweet.

“The government of Hungary donates 1 million EUR in humanitarian support to the victims of the Beirut explosion. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the mourning nation of Lebanon!” Azbej wrote.

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Icons in Pontain Monastery Destroyed by Turkish Vandals

The historic Soumela Monastery in Pontus, has come under intense vandalism despite the site being included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Many of the icons and murals in the historic monastery have been vandalised so destructively, that many of the faces painted are no longer visible.

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Polish Firefighters Arrive in Beirut to Help With Blast Aftermath

Polish State Fire Service firefighters left Poland on Wednesday night. The crew includes 39 search group rescuers, four chemical rescuers and four rescue dogs.

Chief Brigade Manager of the State Fire Service, Andrzej Bartkowiak underlined that the people who were sent were “the best of the best.”

He added that the Polish fire brigade will be self-sufficient in Lebanon and will not put any strain on the country’s resources and finances — the firemen are ready to work for seven days non-stop.

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TikTok Outlines Plans to Police Election “Misinformation”

China’s massively popular viral video app TikTok has new rules that pertain to the upcoming US presidential election. The focus is expectedly on preventing users from spreading “misinformation and manipulation.”

The timing to introduce an updated content policy is interesting for another reason — the announced ban in the US, a problem the owner, ByteDance, is looking to solve by allowing Microsoft (or perhaps another US giant) to buy its flagship app for the global market outside of China.

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Uighur Model’s Video Gives Rare Glimpse Inside China’s Detention Camp

A video taken by an Uighur model for a large Chinese online retailer gave a rare glimpse inside the country’s highly-secure detention camp in Xinjiang that the communist party insists is a voluntary school for anti-extremism training.

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100 Migrants Attempt Violent Entry From Serbia to Hungary

A group of some 100 migrants attempted to forcefully cross the border from Serbia to Hungary on the night of June 5, southern Hungarian news portal delmagyar.hu reports.

“Almost 100 migrants gathered on the Serbian side of the border, in a small forest near Röszke [border crossing with Serbia] an August 5,” Csongrad County Police said in a report published on the National Police website. “The migrants attempted to [simultaneously] breach the border illegally and enter Hungary.”

County police added that the migrant “behaved aggressively” towards the servicemen guarding the frontier, hurled stones at them and some of them displayed “indecent, obscene behaviour”, without detailing what that exactly meant. Some 30 migrants also climbed the razor wire fence installed along the border.

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Around 40 Migrants Drown in Shipwreck Off Mauritanian Coast

DAKAR (Reuters) — A boat carrying around 40 migrants and refugees has sunk off the coast of Mauritania, leaving only one survivor, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Thursday.

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Danish Immigration Minister Admits Integration Policy is a “Fiasco”

Denmark’s immigration minister has admitted that his country’s integration policy is a “fiasco,” noting that just 17 per cent of Syrian women are in work 5 years after moving to the country.

Mattias Tesfaye, himself the son of an Ethiopian immigrant father, drew attention to the statistic which is featured in a new integration report that reveals less than half of Syrian men have found employment after the same time period of being in Denmark.

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France: Shopkeeper Beaten by ‘Immigrant’ Men After Asking Them to Wear Face Masks

A man running a laundromat in Val-d’Oise, France, was brutally beaten by a group of ‘immigrant’ men after he asked them to wear face masks inside the facility, according to reports.

Augustin M., 44, says he was ambushed by his assailants after multiple confrontations regarding their lack of masks, which are obligatory in many French businesses due to coronavirus-related mandates.

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Migrant Arrested for Repeatedly Vandalising Greek Cathedral

Greek police have arrested a 38-year-old Algerian migrant after he caused damage to a cathedral twice in less than a week.

The migrant is said to have attacked the Metropolitan Church of Agios Minas, a cathedral in Heraklion, the largest city on the island of Crete, on Sunday. He threw rocks at and damaged the cathedral’s stained glass windows as well as damaging a window of a bookshop of the Archdiocese of Crete.

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North African YouTubers Advise on How to Get to Europe and America

According to The Economist magazine, North African migrants have long shared advice on how to get to Europe or America illegally. On YouTube, they offer an idyllic picture of life at the opposite end of the road, which has already encouraged hundreds of thousands of North Africans to become illegal migrants.

The Economist pays particular attention to the form of the videos. Compared with the dross of north Africa’s state broadcasters, it makes riveting viewing, the magazine writes, pointing out that every episode with tips for potential migrants filmed on a mobile phone and regularly posted on YouTube is full of suspension.

In one of the videos, for example, a video blogger cuts his way through the rainforest, sails on a wooden canoe, flirts with women, eventually getting to Panama, one of the ten countries he illegally entered while traveling to the United States.

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Swedish Authorities Admit They Have No Idea How Many Migrants in Country

Ahead of a planned 2021 census, Swedish authorities have admitted they don’t know exactly how many people live in the country, citing people with multiple identities, wrong addresses and illegal migration as possible explanations.

According to Statistics Sweden (SCB), the governmental body in charge of population, labor market, and GDP data, there are currently around 10.35 million people registered as living in the country.

Of this number, as many as 119,000 people are registered at the wrong address, an issue which is further exacerbated by discrepancies in the quality of data from certain areas, including neighborhoods with migrant populations and coastal tax havens.

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Swedish Govt Official Allegedly Gave Over 100 Afghans Fraudulent Visas

A Swedish Foreign Ministry employee faces prison after being arrested for granting over 100 visas on fraudulent grounds to migrants from Afghanistan.

The man, now a former employee of the government ministry, is alleged to have granted at least 121 fraudulent residential visas to people from Afghanistan while working at the Swedish embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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UK: ‘Coming to a Hotel Near You?’ — Farage Releases Video of Migrants Being Loaded on Coaches at Dover

Nigel Farage released footage on Tuesday apparently showing illegal boat migrants being loaded onto coaches at the Port of Dover, as the UK Border Force brought over 100 more migrants ashore after crossing the English Channel from France.

The Brexit Party leader questioned whether the migrants will be moved to “a hotel near you” — a reference to an investigation Mr Farage carried out last week that uncovered a hotel in the West Midlands housing 147 asylum seekers at public expense while refusing to take bookings from native Britons.

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UK: Astonished Couple Find Two Migrant Stowaways Hiding Under Their Van After Returning Home to Essex From Trip to France — Despite Vehicle Being Checked Twice by Immigration Officials

An astonished couple found two illegal migrants under their van after they returned from a trip to France.

Dean Darke and wife May, both in their 60s, caught the men crawling out on their driveway in Basildon, Essex, after the journey last Wednesday.

The stowaways had boarded the van as it arrived at the port city of Caen, ahead of the Darkes’ 225-mile drive home from Brittany via Portsmouth.

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UK: Border Force Union: Royal Navy Needed to Return Channel Migrants to France

The Royal Navy will be needed to perform returns of illegal boat migrants to France in the English Channel, said the union representing the UK Border Force.

The Union for Borders, Immigration, and Customs (ISU) said that Border Force officials are ill-equipped to handle dangerous situations and possible violence from migrants attempting to cross the Channel illegally.

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UK: Coronavirus: MPs Slam Boris Govt for Open Borders That Invited 10,000 Infected People

A Parliamentary committee has said it was a “mistake” not to introduce border or isolation restrictions on travellers from Europe from mid-March, with up to 10,000 cases being imported that directly contributed to the scale of the pandemic in the United Kingdom.

The House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee said in its report released on Wednesday that while the United Kingdom’s incremental introduction of international travel measures and self-isolation orders for travellers from China and Italy was initially — between January and early March — broadly in line with the actions of other countries, they were inexplicably dropped on March 13th.

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UK: Farage Investigates: Brexit Legend Discovers Hotel Migrants Got Vip Tours of Anfield Stadium

Continuing his investigation into illegal Channel crossings and migrant hotels, Nigel Farage has discovered migrants got VIP tours of Anfield Stadium after Liverpool’s Premier League win.

Following his exposé of a migrant-packed hotel in Bromsgrove, the home constituency of Priti Patel as Home Secretary, Sajid Javid — who declared the ongoing and steadily worsening Channel migrant crisis a “major incident” all the way back in December 2018 — Farage followed public tips to North-West England, which is allegedly hosting a particularly large cluster of migrant hotels.

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UK: Judges Force Govt to Scrap ‘Racist’ Visa System

The Home Office has been forced to scrap a computerised visa system after campaigners claimed it was “racist” for being more likely to refuse people from third world countries entry to Britain.

The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) and Foxglove, which campaigns for “social justice” in technology, claimed a computer algorithm used to grade would-be travellers’ visa applications amounted to “speedy boarding for white people”.

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Will America Survive Another 100 Million Immigrants? Let’s Talk About National Parks Congestion

With Antifa and BLM burning and looting with no constructive plans other than anarchy — —we all face cultural suicide at an accelerating speed. A Constitutional Republic must maintain a majority of morally, ethically based, and responsible citizens in order to thrive…

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American Journal of Psychiatry Retracts Claim That Sex-Change Surgery Helps Patients’ Mental Health

The American Journal of Psychiatry has retracted its findings from a study last fall that had claimed “sex-reassignment surgery” improves a patient’s mental health. The journal now claims that the study shows no such improvement.

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Facebook Raises Eyebrows Censoring #SaveTheChildren Hashtag

Facebook blocked #SaveTheChildren, a hashtag used by internet users to increase awareness of crimes against children. It is not clear why Facebook banned the hashtag.

Since yesterday, if you click on the hashtag, you get an error message instead of getting a list of other posts using the same hashtag. However, you can still include the hashtag in your post.

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Globalists Ushering in Post-Human Era Via Engineered COVID-19 Crisis

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Google to Cut Advertising Revenue From Sites Questioning Coronavirus

Google has announced that it will ban advertisements from web pages that promote coronavirus conspiracy theories, or challenge the “authoritative scientific consensus” on the deadly virus.

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Writer Defended by Renowned Polish Authors After LGBT Criticism

Last month, author Jacek Komuda’s short story “Dalian, You Will Be Quartered!” created huge controversy within Polish literary circles.

LGBT communities heavily criticized the satirical story for its content which they viewed as offensive.

The editorial board of “Nowa Fantastyka” which published the story, released a statement in which it apologized for publishing Komuda’s work. The magazine also claimed that publishing the story in Poland’s current political climate was “a mistake”.

Despite significant pressure from the LGBT movement and its supporters, Komuda refused to apologize and stressed that Poland is a free country in which everyone has the right to freedom of speech.

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10 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/6/2020

  1. Denmark: “less than half of Syrian men” are in employment 5 years on.
    The late bullying and tainted UN Migration promoter Peter Sutherland had the answer:

    “Governments have to lead by giving the positive news that migrants are good for a community, economically and every other way ….”

  2. A Southend England letter to the editor reads, “Our local butchers is now a Middle Eastern bazaar, the morning greeting is As-salamu alaykum. I just feel the country is, changing rapidly in front of our eye’s.” With defeat declassification of the population at large. More and more common to see the “refugees” and “migrants” give the local taxpayer a wave of the hand dismissal. Boris the Turkey bird. No Khan do. Fat Ugly Patel can’t bring her snobby Kenyan settler self to deal with the untouchables.

  3. The quadruple pandemics. Muslims, feminists, iPhonies and inaction. Most devastating of all inaction. “I never worry about action, but only inaction” Churchill.

    • “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”

      Winston Churchill

  4. Utube: “Understanding Viruses BBC Documentary 2017”.

    https://youtu.be/8q68qHiKKYw

    Can’t say we didn’t know or only the Chinese. The ”what ifs“ are all here. It wasn’t yet so completely obvious how totally incompetent the so called World Health Organisation is – and Bo Jo Patel.

  5. What great Swedish names and umlauts! Interweb tubes said a Russian businessman was behind the explosion with a container ship of explosives?
    It sounded fishy and usually instincts are never wrong.
    National Parks congestion? Driving around is adventurous now due to the tens of thousands of Fundamental Transformation replacements.
    The same old roads from fifty years ago don’t work with ten times the population but the bestest and brightestest be all smart like as they build the golden utopia.

    • I mean think about it: the young are indeed our demographic replacements, we need them for our aging populations do we not? They almost always have different life styles from older generations. I thought the Left was in favor of demographic replacement and diversity? What bigots.

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