Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/11/2020

Angry Black Lives Matter protesters gathered outside the home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, shouting that they couldn’t breathe, and demanding unemployment checks. Meanwhile, a judge in Georgia voided a proposed referendum that would have allowed voters in Glynn County to vote on disbanding the police department.

In other news, French President Emmanuel Macron had a coughing fit while meeting with students at a high school, and was forced to take off his mask.

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Financial Crisis
» How New Zealand’s Strict Lockdowns Will Cause a Much Deeper Recession Than Australia’s — With Jacinda Ardern’s Takeaway Food Ban Sparking a Crisis Unseen Since the 1930s Depression
 
USA
» Alarmists Blame ‘Climate Change’ For Wildfires, Rains, Heat Waves
» Biden Claims 6,000 US Military Members Died From COVID — the Real Number is 7
» Black Lives Matter Protesters Shout “I Can’t Breathe, “ Demand Cash Outside Mitch McConnell’s House
» BLM Activists Try to Mock ‘Never Forget’ September 11. It Backfires Gloriously
» California Judge Allows L.A. County to Bar John MacArthur’s Church From Holding Indoor Services
» DHS Enters the Bribery Business, Offering Cash Prizes to Come Up With a Better Digital Wallet
» Exclusive: ‘I Have Never Met Anyone More Racist Than Her!’ Musician Reveals He Went on a ‘Tinder Date From Hell’ With Race Faker Jessica Krug Who Spewed Her Hatred for White People and Attacked Him for Being ‘Passive’ In the ‘War’ On Gentrification
» Facebook Allows Alleged Baby Rapist to Keep Account, Bans Kyle Rittenhouse
» Facebook’s Attempt to Kill the QAnon Movement Has Significantly Reduced Engagement
» Former CIA Officer: “Violence Will Explode” If Trump Wins Re-Election
» In 2020, A 4-Year Study Found That “Fire Did Not Cause Building 7´s Collapse on 9/11”
» In Remembrance of 9/11
» Judge Rules Voters Can’t Abolish Georgia County Police Dept Over Ex-Cop’s Slaying of Black Jogger Ahmaud Arbery
» Jussie Smollett Insists He Was “Set Up, “ Has 2 New Witnesses
» Majority of Oregonians Believe Portland Protests Were ‘Mostly Violent’ Riots, Did More Harm Than Good
» Mysterious Illness Which Stopped COVID-19 Vaccine Trials May Cause Paralysis
» NFL Fans Boo Woke Political Opener to Chiefs-Texans Game
» NFL Ratings Sacked as Season Opener Fails to Draw Viewers
» Pelosi Says California Wildfires Are Happening Because “Mother Earth is Angry”
» Petition to Prosecute Pelosi Draws Thousands of Signatures
» Popular QAnon Website Shuts Down After Citigroup Employee and Webmaster Doxxed and Stalked
» Roger Stone Calls for Arrest of Trump Coup Plotters
» Rutgers Lecturer Blames ‘White Christian Privilege’ For Slavery, Genocide, Colonialism
» The Global Police State is Swiftly Rising
» Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for Second Time This Week
» University of North Texas President Says He is ‘Looking Into’ Conservative Group After Student Says She Feels ‘Unsafe’
» Vandal Arrested After Destroying Outside of Louisiana Church for 2 Hours
» Video: Black Woman Refuses to Let Flight Attendant Pass Her on Plane Because of “White Privilege”
» Violent College Liberals Attack Kaitlin Bennett & Bodyguards
» Youth Suicides Soar 57% in Past Decade: Is Social Media to Blame?
 
Europe and the EU
» Antifa Behind Nights of Violent Riots in Leipzig, Germany
» Author of Dystopian Classics Predicted Face Masks to Enforce Conformity 70 Years Ago
» Belgium: Emergency Crews Attacked With Molotov Cocktails While Responding to Arson Fires on Brussels
» Brexiteer Baker Slams COVID Laws, Says Britons Must ‘Live Like Free People’
» France: ‘I’m Choking’: Macron Takes Off Mask During Coughing Fit While Meeting With Students
» Germany: Scholz: We Will Return to Pre-Crisis Levels in 2022
» Great Britain Extends Condolences on ‘America’s Darkest of Days’
» Greece: Migrants Deliberately Set Fire to Moria Camp Again, This Time Destroying it Entirely
» Hungary Spends the Most on Families in Europe and it’s Paying Off
» Italian Baby-Sitter Killed in Switzerland, Saves 3 Kids
» Italy Launches Campaign to Prioritize ‘Muslim-Friendly’ Tourism
» PM Orban: The Coronavirus Pandemic Cannot Paralyze Hungary
» Refusal of England and Australia Cricketers to Take a Knee Draws Fire
» Spanish Cop Kneels on Teen´s Neck for ‘Wearing Mask the Wrong Way´
» Switzerland: Black Lives Matter Supporter Bludgeons Woman to Death With Metal Pan — Police
» UK: MI5 Knew Manchester Bomber Had Visited Jihadist in Prison But Did Nothing
» Was COVID-19 Spreading Freely Worldwide Before Last Christmas? The Evidence Keeps Stacking Up
 
North Africa
» Libya: Italy to Support Farming in the South
 
Middle East
» Bahrain to Follow UAE in Normalizing Relations With Israel, Trump Announces
» Female Swedish Islamic State Members Arrested at Turkish Border
» Turkey Rejects EU Diplomat as Tensions With Greece Rise
 
Far East
» UK Agrees First Historic Post-Brexit Free Trade Agreement With Japan
» What Possible Disruption is Coming That Requires China to Start Massive Stockpiling of All Possible Commodities
» Why Are Wall Street Banks Funneling $40 Billion Into Chinese Communist Party
 
Australia — Pacific
» Back to Class! Victoria is Branded a ‘National Joke’ As Health Officials Get Schooled by New South Wales Experts on How to Properly Contact Trace Two Months After Second-Wave Explosion
» Melbourne Couple Are Fined $1,652 for Mowing Their Lawn During Stage Four Lockdown
 
Immigration
» Dozens of Exhausted Migrants Including Families and Young Children Wait for Border Force Officers on Side of Road in Kent as Around 200 People Cross English Channel in a Day Taking Yearly Total Above 6,000
» Federal Court Blocks Trump’s Directive to Exclude Illegal Immigrants From Census Count
» Humanitarian Ship Takes 27 Migrants From Danish Tanker
 
Culture Wars
» Burger King Depicts Mascot in Gay Kiss With Ronald McDonald for New Ad Campaign
» CNN Interviewed Netflix CEO, Failed to Ask One Question About ‘Cuties’ Scandal
» Communist Hammer & Sickle Messaging in Netflix’s ‘Cuties’
» Nearly 400k Sign Petition to Remove “Cuties” From Netflix
» The Truth About Marx and Satan
 

How New Zealand’s Strict Lockdowns Will Cause a Much Deeper Recession Than Australia’s — With Jacinda Ardern’s Takeaway Food Ban Sparking a Crisis Unseen Since the 1930s Depression

New Zealand Labour Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s stricter lockdowns to combat coronavirus are set to cause an even more severe recession than the one experienced in Australia.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Alarmists Blame ‘Climate Change’ For Wildfires, Rains, Heat Waves

Climate alarmists are pinning specific extreme weather events on global warming, insisting they would have “almost no chance of happening without human-induced climate change.”

“The planet is showing signs it’s in peril,” declares a Reuters article Thursday. “In recent weeks, the world has seen ferocious wildfires in the U.S. West, torrential rains in Africa, weirdly warm temperatures on the surface of tropical oceans, and record heat waves from California to the Siberian Arctic.”

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

Biden Claims 6,000 US Military Members Died From COVID — the Real Number is 7

Democratic Party candidate continues to display mental decline.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Black Lives Matter Protesters Shout “I Can’t Breathe, “ Demand Cash Outside Mitch McConnell’s House

Black Lives Matter protesters were caught on video shouting “I can’t breathe” and demanding unemployment checks outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s house on Thursday.

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

BLM Activists Try to Mock ‘Never Forget’ September 11. It Backfires Gloriously

On the 19th anniversary of the horrific radical Islamic terror attack on September 11, 2001, Black Lives Matter activists on Twitter tried to mock people who say “All Lives Matter” and “Never Forget 9/11.”

The hashtag “#AllBuildingsMatter” started trending on Twitter after stand-up comic Wale Gates shared a segment from Saturday Night Live cast member Michael Che’s Netflix series from 2016. Che used All Buildings Matter to mock those who insist that America should “Never Forget” September 11 and those who respond to the Black Lives Matter movement with the slogan “All Lives Matter.”

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

California Judge Allows L.A. County to Bar John MacArthur’s Church From Holding Indoor Services

A California judge ruled on Thursday that L.A. County can bar Pastor John MacArthur’s church from holding indoor services, a continuation of the battle taking place in the state over religious liberty.

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

DHS Enters the Bribery Business, Offering Cash Prizes to Come Up With a Better Digital Wallet

Why is everyone trying to convince the public to use digital wallets for everything?

For years the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been trying to force Real-ID down Americans throats. But a recent announcement on their Science and Technology (S&T) website revealed just how committed DHS is to tracking every American digitally.

DHS´s latest idea is to offer companies a “Prize Challenge” to convince the public to use their digital wallet for travel and much more.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Exclusive: ‘I Have Never Met Anyone More Racist Than Her!’ Musician Reveals He Went on a ‘Tinder Date From Hell’ With Race Faker Jessica Krug Who Spewed Her Hatred for White People and Attacked Him for Being ‘Passive’ In the ‘War’ On Gentrification

A Tinder user has revealed how bogus black professor Jessica Krug spewed anti-white hate and lectured him for hours about systemic racism on a ‘date from hell’.

Musician Ken Pazn, 30, was expecting an afternoon of flirty fun after he swiped right on Krug’s profile and suggested a romantic stroll in Manhattan.

But he was soon regretting the February 2018 hook-up after Krug began boasting of her hatred of white people and attacked him for being too ‘passive’ in the ‘war’ on gentrification.

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

Facebook Allows Alleged Baby Rapist to Keep Account, Bans Kyle Rittenhouse

The Facebook account of Brice Gage Watkins remains active into Friday morning after the United States Marshal Service arrested Watkins on Thursday for allegedly raping a 1-year-old child, recording the act, then distributing it to his friends via Facebook Messenger.

Police say Watkins, who appears to have been in a homosexual relationship as recently as July according to photos and videos available on his Facebook profile, sexually abused the child, recorded the act, then distributed the video to friends using Facebook Messenger. It appears as though Watkins was reported to police by individuals who received the video from Watkins.

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

Facebook’s Attempt to Kill the QAnon Movement Has Significantly Reduced Engagement

Facebook has caused a major decline in QAnon related hashtags and phrases just a few weeks after announcing a crackdown on Pages, Groups, and accounts linked to QAnon.

On August 19, Facebook announced a crackdown on QAnon-related accounts and Groups, creating widespread bans that even managed to hit accounts that weren’t even associated with QAnon. Now, according to Facebook-owned CrowdTangle, traffic for hashtags and phrases related to QAnon have significantly fallen.

One of the most popular QAnon-related hashtags is #wwg1wga (where we go one, we go all), which had around 20,000 interactions the week before the crackdown and only 8,100 interactions last week. On Instagram, during the same period, interactions fell from 15 million to just 960k.

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

Former CIA Officer: “Violence Will Explode” If Trump Wins Re-Election

A former CIA ops officer who spent decades undercover in the Middle East and South Asia warns that “violence will explode” if Trump wins re-election and will probably continue anyway even if Biden wins.

In an op-ed for Revolver News, Sam Faddis characterizes the recent riots, described as “mostly peaceful” by the media, as nothing less than an “insurrection.”

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

In 2020, A 4-Year Study Found That “Fire Did Not Cause Building 7´s Collapse on 9/11”

As the media frenzy around 9/11 reminds us today to “never forget” there is some crucial information that the establishment absolutely wants all Americans to forget — the overwhelming abundance of evidence that pokes serious holes in the official narrative of what happened that fateful day.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

In Remembrance of 9/11

While we are preparing ceremonies for over 3000 people who were killed, we must also keep this in mind. America cannot afford to continue down this current path of appeasement, hoping that Islamic issues will simply go away by themselves. The breach of “Fortress America” from the air on 9/11 was only the first installment of many more forthcoming heinous assaults, about which we have been repeatedly warned by devout Muslims. Unless we abandon our way of thinking, we will suffer the consequences of a dangerous complacency. The best and most rational way of dealing with this violent ideology that promotes terror, hate and mayhem is through effective immigration policies. We must accept that Islam is incompatible with our Constitution, rule of law and our values.

The idea that Muslims are only a very small minority and it is simply not possible that this small group could destroy America from within, is a myth that the leftist media crafted and forced down the throats of gullible Americans. The American people have been repeatedly lectured by the know-it-alls, elected officials and leftist media, who claim that only a very small minority of Muslims are troublemakers who are giving the peaceful masses of Muslims a bad name. According to them, those of us who sound the alarm are a bunch of bigots, racists and Islamophobes. Well then, wouldn´t it be more prudent to let the facts settle the matter, rather than blindly accepting either position?

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Judge Rules Voters Can’t Abolish Georgia County Police Dept Over Ex-Cop’s Slaying of Black Jogger Ahmaud Arbery

Georgia citizens will not be able to vote on abolishing the Glynn County Police Department after a former officer and his son were charged with murder for killing black jogger Ahmaud Arbery, a Superior Court judge has ruled.

Only local officials have the authority to abolish the police department, the judge ruled on Friday, effectively squelching a bill passed last month that would have put the question before voters in November. The Glynn County Board of Commissioners had filed a lawsuit in August seeking to stop the proposed referendum, arguing that under the state’s constitution, only the commissioners have the right to disband the force.

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

Jussie Smollett Insists He Was “Set Up, “ Has 2 New Witnesses

Former “Empire” star Jussie Smollett insisted in a recent Instagram interview that he has two new witnesses proving that he did not stage a racist and homophobic attack on himself last year.

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

Majority of Oregonians Believe Portland Protests Were ‘Mostly Violent’ Riots, Did More Harm Than Good

Around two-thirds of Oregonians disapprove of the protests that have gripped the state’s biggest city for over 100 days, while the majority see them as ‘mostly violent’ and police response as too lax, a poll has found.

Conducted by the non-partisan, Portland-based DHM Research firm this week, the survey has revealed that Oregonians have grown increasingly disenchanted with the unrest, with 66 percent of the voters taking a dim view of the protests and only about 31 percent approving of it.

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

Mysterious Illness Which Stopped COVID-19 Vaccine Trials May Cause Paralysis

The COVID-19 vaccine participant whose mysterious illness stopped the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trials is reported to be an inflammatory syndrome known as transverse myelitis which may lead to paralysis. As per secret agreements with governments, the vaccine manufacturer cannot be legally held responsible for the side-effects of the coronavirus vaccine.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

NFL Fans Boo Woke Political Opener to Chiefs-Texans Game

Fans booed during the woke opener of the Kansas City Chiefs vs Houston Texans game on Thursday.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

NFL Ratings Sacked as Season Opener Fails to Draw Viewers

Last weekend, we noted that primetime ratings for ‘woke’ Major League Baseball dropped over 30% — which joined the ‘woke’ NBA in a ratings disaster.

Now, the NFL appears to be suffering as well — with this year’s socially distanced season opener between the Kansas City Chiefs — the reigning Super Bowl champs, stomping the Houston Texans 34-20 with dismal ratings as well.

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

Pelosi Says California Wildfires Are Happening Because “Mother Earth is Angry”

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi delivered a message on climate change in response to the wildfires currently raging in California, telling MSNBC during an interview on Thursday that “Mother Earth is angry.”

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

Petition to Prosecute Pelosi Draws Thousands of Signatures

A petition to prosecute Nancy Pelosi for violating Covid-19 regulations by visiting a hair salon in San Fransisco has attracted thousands of signatures in just 24 hours.

At time of writing, the petition hosted at media action network has garnered close to 25,000 signatures.

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

Popular QAnon Website Shuts Down After Citigroup Employee and Webmaster Doxxed and Stalked

The world’s most popular QAnon post aggregator has been taken offline, after its webmaster — a Citigroup employee named Jason Gelinas — was doxxed by Logically.com and later stalked by Bloomberg‘s William Turton — who drove out to his house for an interview.

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

Roger Stone Calls for Arrest of Trump Coup Plotters

Globalist operation in full swing.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Rutgers Lecturer Blames ‘White Christian Privilege’ For Slavery, Genocide, Colonialism

Professor Khyati Joshi addressed students and faculty of Rutgers University on the topic of “White Christian Privilege” Wednesday, tying Christianity and whiteness to a series of historical evils.

Professor Joshi, who teaches in the school of education at Fairleigh Dickinson University, explained to students via streaming how “white Christian privilege” is responsible for slavery, genocide, and colonialism, the College Fix reported.

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

The Global Police State is Swiftly Rising

The establishment supports social justice violence and unrest and is cracking down hard on any resistance to medical tyranny. The hypocrisy is evident.

But this brings up some questions; such as why they are so keen to allow the BLM riots to continue? As noted at the beginning of this article, I think the strategy is evident — It´s a two-pronged attempt, a bait and switch: If the Marxists are successful and meet little resistance from the public then they will tear down the current system, and the elitists´ institutions that fund them like George Soros´s Open Society Foundation and the Ford Foundation will use the opportunity to build an Orwellian collectivist society from the ashes.

On the other hand, as in Germany in the 1930s, the civil unrest caused by hard-left groups could also convince the general public that martial law measures are an acceptable solution and make them willing to sacrifice constitutional protections in order to rid themselves of the threat. There have been examples of this recently when federal agents initiated a black bagging of protester in Portland using unmarked vans; all I saw from most conservatives was cheering. This would undoubtedly lead to a long term totalitarian structure that, once again, benefits the elites that inhabit every aspect of government including Trump´s White House.

In both cases, the power elites get what they want — a police state.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for Second Time This Week

President Trump was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for a second time this week, this time for coordinating a peace deal between Serbia and breakaway republic Kosovo.

Magnus Jacobsson, a member of the Swedish Parliament, nominated Trump — along with the two participating nations — for a Nobel Peace Prize for their “joint work for peace and economic development, through the cooperation agreement signed in the White House.”

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

University of North Texas President Says He is ‘Looking Into’ Conservative Group After Student Says She Feels ‘Unsafe’

The Young Conservatives of Texas chapter at the University of North Texas is being “looked into” by the university president, Neal Smatresk, after a student tweeted that she feels “unsafe” and “harassed” by the group’s affiliation with the university.

After multiple instances of tweets and bake sales from the group were deemed “offensive” by some students, a petition was started to have the group removed from campus. The petition, signed by UNT Democrats, highlights the incidents from the YCT Twitter account and accuses them of “racism, transphobia, and homophobia.”

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

Vandal Arrested After Destroying Outside of Louisiana Church for 2 Hours

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Department has arrested a man who was caught on surveillance video destroying the outside of a Louisiana Catholic church in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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

Video: Black Woman Refuses to Let Flight Attendant Pass Her on Plane Because of “White Privilege”

Video footage from inside the cabin of a plane shows an African-American woman belligerently refusing to let a flight attendant pass her in the aisle because of “white privilege”.

Yes, really.

The clip begins with the flight attendant attempting to get past the black woman as the obnoxious passenger repeatedly expresses her demand to go to the bathroom before accusing the attendant of “getting aggressive with me.”

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

Violent College Liberals Attack Kaitlin Bennett & Bodyguards

This is why she hires security.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Youth Suicides Soar 57% in Past Decade: Is Social Media to Blame?

The suicide rate among Americans ages 10 to 24 increased by 57% between 2007 and 2018, data published Thursday from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) shows. New concerns are mounting that social media could be contributing to the wave of suicides among younger generations.

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

Antifa Behind Nights of Violent Riots in Leipzig, Germany

A third-straight night of violent protests in the eastern city of Leipzig left at least two police officers injured and several people were detained, police said on Sunday.

Demonstrators clashed with police on Saturday evening, after a group had rallied to protest gentrification in the city’s Connewitz district two days prior.

The gentrification protest was sparked by a police operation to evacuate a house occupied by a group of squatters since August 21.

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

Author of Dystopian Classics Predicted Face Masks to Enforce Conformity 70 Years Ago

Respected German author Ernst Jünger predicted the ubiquitousness of face masks to enforce conformity and uniformity in a dystopian future society in a novel called The Worker that was published nearly 90 years ago.

With face masks now becoming a mandatory part of the “new normal,” the enforcement measures to make people wear them, by both agents of the state and members of the general public, are becoming more dehumanizing and draconian.

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

Belgium: Emergency Crews Attacked With Molotov Cocktails While Responding to Arson Fires on Brussels

Emergency responders were attacked by ‘youths’ hurling projectiles and Molotov cocktails while responding to fires in the troubled Brussels district of Marollen, according to reports.

Marollen has reportedly been the scene of “daily arson and violence” lately, with cars being set alight and private businesses damaged.

“In the night from Friday to Saturday, Brussels youths caused problems in Marollen,” SCEPTR reports. “They started a fire and then ambushed the approaching emergency services.”

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

Brexiteer Baker Slams COVID Laws, Says Britons Must ‘Live Like Free People’

Steve Baker has criticised the prime minister’s “draconian” new coronavirus rules which were passed without parliamentary scrutiny, saying, “This is not a fit legal environment for a free people.”

The leading Conservative MP has become one of the first in parliament to openly criticise Boris Johnson’s decision on Wednesday to impose strict laws forbidding more than six people from gathering in public or private spaces in response to an increase in the number of coronavirus cases.

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

France: ‘I’m Choking’: Macron Takes Off Mask During Coughing Fit While Meeting With Students

French President Emmanuel Macron took off his protective mask to clear his throat following a coughing fit during a speech with students at a lyceum in Clermont-Ferrand on Tuesday, with video of the incident published by French media.

Last week, the French president warned that he could not rule out the reintroduction of a nationwide lockdown to deal with a potential ‘second wave’ of the coronavirus after new reported infection numbers jumped in late August.

In the clip, while speaking to about equal opportunities for students, Macron suddenly suffers from a coughing bout, trying in vain to clear his throat and continue, but then stopping the speech altogether, taking off his mask and quipping “We maintain distance, but I’m choking.”

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

Germany: Scholz: We Will Return to Pre-Crisis Levels in 2022

Minister expressed ‘cautious optimism.’

(ANSA) — BERLIN, 09 SET — “In fact, we are not yet where we would like to be. Our estimates predict that at the beginning of 2022, we will return to pre-crisis levels.” German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said, answering some questions coming from parliamentarians today in the Bundestag. Scholz underlined that we should look at the situation in Germany with cautious optimism. Thanks to the short week measure extension, he added, “jobs can be maintained, and we can tackle the effects of the pandemic’s crisis.”

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Great Britain Extends Condolences on ‘America’s Darkest of Days’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has extended Britain’s condolences to the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks on “America’s darkest of days.”

“Today we remember all those who died, those who survived, and those who continue to grieve on America’s darkest of days,” Johnson said in a message of remembrance shared on social media.

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

Greece: Migrants Deliberately Set Fire to Moria Camp Again, This Time Destroying it Entirely

Greek authorities say the massive fire that engulfed the Moria migrant camp was started by migrants in protest over coronavirus quarantine restrictions placed inside the camp, with police launching a search for 35 coronavirus-positive migrants who escaped the camp in the chaos, according to Czech news portal Novinky.cz.

A report from Business Insider states that migrant youths set the fire when the restrictions affected their ability to access ATM machines for money.

It is not the first time migrants have set the Moria Camp on fire, with at least three other instances of large-scale arson inside the camp by migrants in just the past few years, however, this time the blaze burned out of control, resulting in the near-complete destruction of the entire camp.

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

Hungary Spends the Most on Families in Europe and it’s Paying Off

Hungary is spending five percent of its GDP on family policies, the highest proportion in Europe, State Minister for Family and Youth Affairs Katalin Novak said at an online demographics conference organized by Mexico.

“Family support is not simply an expense but rather an investment,” Novak said in her speech delivered in Spanish. Novak said that just like in other countries of the Western world, the demographic crisis is a serious challenge in Hungary.

The Hungarian population had been steadily declining since 1981, so Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government decided in 2010 to build a family-friendly country where young people about to have children and families with children are a priority.

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

Italian Baby-Sitter Killed in Switzerland, Saves 3 Kids

Teresa Scavelli, 46, murdered by man with psychiatric problems

(ANSA) — ROME, SEP 8 — An Italian baby-sitter was killed by a young man with psychiatric problems in the home she worked in in Switzerland after she managed to save three children in her care from him, Italian newspapers said Tuesday.

Teresa Scavelli, 46, was originally from Calabria but had lived near Verona for several years where she had a husband and three grown children, Verona dailies said.

The murder took place at San Gallo in German-speaking Switzerland a few days ago, they said.

On Tuesday the woman’s funeral took place at Palu’ near Verona.

Scavelli is survived by husband Salvatore Elia and children Simone, Giuseppe and Sarah.

The murderer was shot dead by police after killing Scavelli.

He was said to be Swiss.

Scavelli also worked as a governess.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

Italy Launches Campaign to Prioritize ‘Muslim-Friendly’ Tourism

ROME — Italy has set its sights on Muslim tourism in its bid to reignite flagging travel, launching an ambitious “Italy Muslim Friendly” project to lure more followers of Islam into the Bel Paese.

“Italy Muslim Friendly is an innovative project for Muslim Tourism that includes a large network of companies operating in this sector and this tourist industry,” declares the official website for the campaign. “Associations and companies with Muslim inclination will support this project.”

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

PM Orban: The Coronavirus Pandemic Cannot Paralyze Hungary

After successfully seeing the country through the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the Hungarian government is now striking a careful balance between keeping infection rates in check and keeping the economy functional, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in his regular weekly interview on national channel Kossuth Radió.

Speaking about the results of the recently finished national consultation, in which almost 2 million Hungarians replied by mail or online to a government questionnaire on how to handle the coronavirus pandemic, Orban said that the majority of the people want to keep the country running.

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

Refusal of England and Australia Cricketers to Take a Knee Draws Fire

The decision by cricketers representing Australia and England not to take a knee before commencing their latest series has been called “lame” by a former West Indies player.

The two traditional foes are facing each other in a three-match series starting at Old Trafford on Friday and have decided to concentrate on the task at hand rather than follow the sporting precepts of protest as demanded by Black Lives Matter supporters.

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

Spanish Cop Kneels on Teen´s Neck for ‘Wearing Mask the Wrong Way´

Disturbing images of COVID tyranny continue to emerge from Spain.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Switzerland: Black Lives Matter Supporter Bludgeons Woman to Death With Metal Pan — Police

A man who described himself as a “proud Muslim” and Black Lives Matter supporter was shot dead by police during a deadly attack on an innocent woman in St. Gallen, Switzerland, authorities say.

The 22-year-old suspect, a Swiss citizen identified as Steve P., reportedly broke into a random woman’s apartment at around noon last Wednesday, and proceeded to beat her over the head with a metal pan from her kitchen.

Police arrived quickly on the scene and after the suspect ignored orders to stop the assault, officers used lethal force to neutralize him.

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

UK: MI5 Knew Manchester Bomber Had Visited Jihadist in Prison But Did Nothing

An inquest into the 2017 Manchester Arena terror attack found that MI5 knew that jihadist Salman Abedi, the son of Libyan refugees, had visited an Islamist extremist in prison twice, but did not reopen their investigation into him.

On Wednesday, it was revealed that 22-year-old Abedi had visited Abdalraouf Abdallah in prison twice, in 2015 and 2017, and was in “regular contact” with him in the intervening years. Abdallah had been convicted for trying to help his brother and two other Islamists travel to Syria to join Islamic State in 2014.

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Was COVID-19 Spreading Freely Worldwide Before Last Christmas? The Evidence Keeps Stacking Up

By Peter Andrews, Irish science journalist and writer based in London. He has a background in the life sciences, and graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in genetics

A new study from America indicates that people were falling ill with coronavirus-like symptoms in December 2019, but doctors at the time dismissed it as ordinary flu.

A team of doctors from Los Angeles scouring the hospital records from last winter has discovered a series of smoking gun clues which almost guarantee that Covid-19 was present in America well before Christmas.

Scientists from UCLA have been analysing over 10 million hospital records from December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020. Comparing that winter to previous ones, they noticed a 50-percent increase in ‘coughing’ as a symptom on admission forms. In addition, 18 more people than would ordinarily be expected were hospitalised with acute respiratory failure.

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Libya: Italy to Support Farming in the South

CIHEAM Bari and Italian Cooperation in Fezzan

(ANSAmed) — CAIRO, SEPTEMBER 10 — An initiative is underway to support farming in southern Libya, financed by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and in collaboration with CIHEAM, the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, which confirmed to ANSAmed the news, recently relaunched by a Libyan media outlet.

The 32-month programme, called “Prosar”, aims to support farming communities in the Fezzan region through 2023, with the Libyan Farm Ministry and Local Government Ministry as main partners.

The universities of Tripoli and Sebha will provide technical and scientific support on the Libyan side.

CIHEAM Bari will provide “technical and scientific expertise and will make human resources available in Italy”, said a presentation document.

The goal of the programme is to “support agricultural production chains to generate employment and more efficient production, in particular increasing food security and sustainable agricultural production in three districts (Sebah, Murzuq, and Oubari)”, the document said.

The deal was made on the request of the Libyan government of Tripoli, said the website Libya Herald, reporting the agreement.

In the images, some typical products from the area of the Prosar programme (CIHEAM Bari archive).

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Bahrain to Follow UAE in Normalizing Relations With Israel, Trump Announces

The Kingdom of Bahrain will join the United Arab Emirates in signing a peace treaty with Israel next week, US President Donald Trump has announced, becoming the second Gulf Arab nation to do so after US mediation.

“Another HISTORIC breakthrough today!“ Trump tweeted on Friday, making the long-rumored Bahrain deal official.

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Female Swedish Islamic State Members Arrested at Turkish Border

Female Swedish Islamic State members have been arrested on the Turkish border after escaping a prison camp for ISIS detainees in northern Syria.

Several Swedish Islamic State women, along with their children, have left for Turkey in recent weeks after managing to escape from prison camps in the northern part of Syria which is currently under Kurdish militia control.

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Turkey Rejects EU Diplomat as Tensions With Greece Rise

by Thomas O. Falk

The Eastern Mediterranean crisis between Turkey and Greece is putting a strain on relations between the entire EU and Turkey.

Saber Rattling Intensifies

Saber rattling is intensifying on both sides. Warships have already been deployed and Turkey has openly threatened war. Now, a new chapter has been added to the strained relations, as Ankara continues to disregard the rules of international diplomacy.

Turkey: Recognizing Diplomat Would be “Inappropriate”

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UK Agrees First Historic Post-Brexit Free Trade Agreement With Japan

The United Kingdom has struck its first free trade agreement as an independent state, signing a deal with Japan after more than 40 years of being locked in the European Union’s trade regime.

International Trade Secretary made the announcement that she had agreed on the deal in principle with Japan’s foreign minister, Toshimitsu Motegi, on Friday morning.

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What Possible Disruption is Coming That Requires China to Start Massive Stockpiling of All Possible Commodities

China has been swallowing up raw materials and strategic goods far in advance of what the economy needs right now.

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Why Are Wall Street Banks Funneling $40 Billion Into Chinese Communist Party

Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley are underwriting part of what could be a $40 billion initial public offering (IPO) for Ant Group Co. in Hong Kong and Shanghai, which China-controlled megacorporation Alibaba owns a 33 percent share of, raising concerns that the money will be ultimately funneled to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and military.

The move by prominent U.S. banks, particularly to underwrite the IPO in Hong Kong, also legitimizes China´s takeover of Hong Kong. With the national security law being imposed on Hong Kong, the Trump administration has declared China in violation of the 1984 Sino-British Declaration treaty, since autonomy for Hong Kong was not supposed to lapse until 2047 under the treaty. And President Donald Trump has waived trade privileges for Hong Kong.

The Trump administration is also withdrawing federal employee retirement investments from China — leading the world in divestment from Beijing.

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Back to Class! Victoria is Branded a ‘National Joke’ As Health Officials Get Schooled by New South Wales Experts on How to Properly Contact Trace Two Months After Second-Wave Explosion

The New South Wales contact tracing system has been hailed as the ‘gold standard’ and been credited with allowing the state to open its economy while keeping the virus at bay.

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Melbourne Couple Are Fined $1,652 for Mowing Their Lawn During Stage Four Lockdown

The man and woman were fined after driving more than 300km from Preston in Melbourne to their second property in regional Victoria to mow their lawn on Thursday.

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Dozens of Exhausted Migrants Including Families and Young Children Wait for Border Force Officers on Side of Road in Kent as Around 200 People Cross English Channel in a Day Taking Yearly Total Above 6,000

Around 200 migrants including families with young children have descended on British shores today, including at least 73 landing on Kent beaches — taking the total number of Channel migrants this year to over 6,000.

UK authorities are said to have been ‘overwhelmed’ by the ‘absolute mayhem’ in the English Channel as hundreds of migrants took advantage of calm Channels and sailed from France to the south coast.

Lifeboats from Dover, Dungeness and Walmer were launched to support Border Force officers who brought at least 40 suspected migrants crossing the Narrow Sea into the busy Kent port.

[Comment: Article dated September 11, 2020.]

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Federal Court Blocks Trump’s Directive to Exclude Illegal Immigrants From Census Count

A U.S. District Court in New York ruled in a unanimous, three-judge, unsigned opinion that President Trump’s order to exclude undocumented immigrants from the 2020 census is unlawful. The White House argued that those illegally in the country should not count towards a state’s population total that is used in determining congressional representation numbers.

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Humanitarian Ship Takes 27 Migrants From Danish Tanker

MILAN — Twenty-seven migrants who have grown increasingly distressed aboard a Danish tanker since being rescued at sea more than a month ago have been transferred to a humanitarian rescue ship, a nongovernmental organization said Friday.

Mediterranea Saving Humans immediately appealed to Malta to offer a safe port, after taking the migrants on board its ship Mare Jonio.

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Burger King Depicts Mascot in Gay Kiss With Ronald McDonald for New Ad Campaign

Burger King has launched a new advertising campaign in Finland featuring its eponymous mascot sharing a deep kiss with Ronald McDonald, along with the English slogan ‘Love Conquers All’.

The image is front and centre on the landing page of the fast food chain’s Finnish website, with various outlets with a focus on advertising showing physical posters at locations such as public bus stops as well.

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CNN Interviewed Netflix CEO, Failed to Ask One Question About ‘Cuties’ Scandal

Update: Netflix breaks silence on ‘Cuties’

With Netflix under the microscope of the entire world in regards to its release of a film that blatantly sexualizes children, CNN found itself talking to the CEO of the company Thursday, yet failed to ask one single question about the matter, instead lavishing praise on the company for championing “diversity”.

Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings was interviewed on CNN by Newsroom co-anchor Poppy Harlow, who stuck to scripted questions that amounted to nothing more than an infomercial for the guy’s new book about Netflix’s corporate structure.

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Communist Hammer & Sickle Messaging in Netflix’s ‘Cuties’

The Netflix movie ‘Cuties’, which has received a massive backlash for sexualizing children, also features subtly placed Communist hammer & sickle messaging in some of its scenes.

“Oh look, there’s the communist symbol paint over the graffiti in the background and prominently displayed during this gross scene. Could it be some sort of message?” asked Twitter user GhostJim.

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Nearly 400k Sign Petition to Remove “Cuties” From Netflix

Nearly 400,000 people have signed a petition to remove the film “Cuties” from Netflix amid backlash over what many say are themes of pedophilia.

The movie, which launched on Netflix on September 9, follows 11-year-old Amy as she joins a dance group called “The Cuties.” Many have criticized the dances included in the film for being sexually suggestive.

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The Truth About Marx and Satan

The Pastor was tortured unbelievably for all those years because of his faith and his body held the scars he showed when he testified before the U.S. Senate Sub Committee on the communist exploitation of religion in 1966 in the 89th Congress. You can read his testimony here. He was never able to wear shoes again as his feet had been so horribly beaten that only slippers enabled him to walk comfortably.

It was in 1986 that he wrote the book, Marx and Satan and told how the communists thought while torturing him and the other priests and pastors. The pastor tells that the communists explained to him and others, “If we kill you Christians, you go to heaven. But we don´t want you to be crowned martyrs. You should curse God first and then go to hell.”

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