Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/22/2020

Senator Mitt Romney said that he supports moving forward with a vote on President Trump’s nominee to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that Republicans have the votes to confirm whomever Mr. Trump nominates. The president is expected to announce his choice for the seat on Saturday.

In other news, the Centers for Disease Control warned Americans not to go trick-or-treating or attend Halloween parties this year, to help prevent the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus.

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USA
» “Defund the Police” Activist Alyssa Milano Calls the Cops Claiming Gunman Was on Her Property — But it Was a Teen Shooting Squirrels With Air Gun
» Ambushed L.A. County Deputies Receive Phone Calls From President Trump
» Americans Feeling Less Urgency to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine: Poll
» Biden Says Voters Don’t Need to Know Who His SCOTUS Pick Will be
» Biden Supporter Cardi B Facing Defamation Lawsuit Over ‘Racist MAGA Supporters’ Tirade and ‘Deceptively’ Edited Video
» Bill Clinton Secretly Met Ghislaine Maxwell for ‘Intimate Dinner’: Report
» Boston Prof, Who Got $10mn for Anti-Racism Research From Twitter’s Dorsey, Catches Flak After Saying Term ‘Not Racist’ Is Racist
» CDC Warns Americans Not to Go Trick-or-Treating This Halloween
» CNN’s Don Lemon: “We’re Going to Have to Blow Up the Entire System” Because Electoral College Lets Minority Decide President, Judges
» Democrats Considering Radical Options if Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee is Confirmed
» Diversity Consultants Hardest Hit: Trump Bans ‘Race or Sex Stereotyping or Scapegoating’ In US Government Agencies & Contractors
» Elgin Man Accused of Associating With ISIS Terrorists
» Exclusive: BLM Communist Who Pointed a Gun at Random Drivers in Louisville Identified as Robin Crandel — is Linked to Soros-Funded Organization
» FBI Agent Who Found Weiner Laptop With Clinton Emails Says FBI Leadership Ordered Him to Erase His Findings
» House Republicans Pen Letter Urging FBI to Investigate Who Has Been Funding Riots Across the Country
» How CDC/WHO Will Fake the Effects of the COVID Vaccine to Make it Look Like a Success
» If There’s a Contested Election, Facebook May Stop You Talking About it With New “Emergency” Censorship
» Illinois Man Arrested by Feds in Portland Came ‘To Wreak Havoc’ At Riots, Says Prosecutor
» Karma’s a Bitch — Angry Woman Driver Screaming at Trump Supporters and Flipping the Bird Rear-Ends Car in Front of Police (Video)
» Let’s Make Her Famous! Violent, Foul-Mouthed Leftist Caught on Video Ripping Down Trump Sign in Castle Rock, Colorado
» Lindsey Graham Tells Democrats to “Reap What You Sow” After Their Attempt to “Destroy Brett Kavanaugh’s Life”
» Lindsey Graham Says GOP Has Votes to Confirm New Supreme Court Justice Before Election Day
» Louisville Boarded Up in Preparation for Potential Breonna Taylor Riots
» Man Accused of Derailing NYC Subway Was Freed Without Bail for Similar Incident
» Mass Gathering at Penumbra Kelly Building, Molotov Cocktail Thrown (Photo)
» Mitt Romney Says He Supports Moving Forward With Vote on Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee
» Moderator Chris Wallace Selects Topics for First Presidential Debate
» Portland Sees Surge in Shootings After Mayor Disbands Police Department’s Gun Crimes Unit
» President Trump to Announce Supreme Court Pick on Saturday, Plans to Nominate a Woman
» Teen Accused of Tessa Majors’ Murder Confessed to Dad on Recorded Line
» Trump Administration Invests More Than $100 Million to Fight Human Trafficking
» Vaccination: What’s Trust Got to Do With it?
» Video: Professor Lectures Students Not to Vote for ‘Dictator’ Trump
» Why Do Americans Give Away So Much Control to Corporations?
» Woke Royal Meghan Markle ‘Cold Calling’ Voters in America Claims Feminist Gloria Steinem
 
Canada
» Globe & Mail Publishes Paid Propaganda From Chinese State-Owned Media
» Who is Pascale Ferrier, The Woman Accused of Sending Ricin to Trump?
 
Europe and the EU
» Assange Says He ‘Hears Voices’ In Prison: Psychiatrist
» Britons Are Swamping Police Line to Rat on Neighbours: Report
» Czechia Has One of the Lowest COVID-19 Death Rates in Europe
» Europe is Navigating Dangerous Waters, Warns Hungarian Justice Minister
» Facebook Says it Will Stop Operating in Europe if Regulators Don’t Back Down
» France: Man Disguised in Islamic Veil Opens Fire on Paris Street
» How German Schools Are Becoming Climate-Indoctrination Farms
» Italians Back Cutting No. of MPs, Regional Votes End in Tie
» Italy: Matteo Salvini’s League Posts Some Gains in Regional Elections But Not ‘The Clean Sweep’ The Right Was Hoping for
» Polish Court Protects Dutch Family Who Fled the Netherlands With Their Autistic Son
» Spain Deploying Army to Enforce New COVID Restrictions
» UK: ‘I’d Rather Gouge My Eyes Out’: Dozens of Tory MPs Reject Unconscious Bias Training: Report
» UK: Boris Orders Pubs Shut at 10pm, But Stops Short of National Lockdown
» UK: Satirical Show Spitting Image Faces Online Backlash After Revealing Greta Thunberg Puppet
» UK: She’s Back! Theresa May Comes Out Against Boris’s Brexit Bill
» Video: Naked Adults Shows to Children on Danish TV Show Sparks International Backlash
» ‘We Must Pull Together’ — Czech PM Babis Addresses Nation Over Growing Coronavirus Cases
» Western European Christians Will Increasingly Move to Hungary Over the Coming Decades, Says PM Orban
 
Russia
» Putin Offers UN Staff Free Dose of Russia’s Pioneering Sputnik V Jab as He Calls for Global Conference on COVID-19 Vaccine
» Son of Belarusian Opposition Activists Returned to Parents. PM Moraweicki Intervened on Social Media
» Ursula Von Der Leyen: Russia’s Behavior Has Grown Even Worse Since the Nord Stream 2 Project Began
 
Far East
» Congressional Report Concludes China Could Easily Have Prevented Pandemic
 
Australia — Pacific
» ‘Cowboy Industry… Don’t Want Rogue Guards Prowling’: Shocking Texts Expose Shambolic Scenes at the Heart of Melbourne’s Hotel Quarantine Program
» Daniel Andrews Demands Extraordinary New Law to Let Victorians Arrest Each Other — as Top Judges Warn of ‘Abuse’ And Critics Say He’s Creating His Own Version of the East German Secret Police
» Facebook Assures Australian Government it’s Making it Hard to Find Vaccine-Skeptic Content
» Facebook Unpublished Page of Anti-Lockdown Reporter Avi Yemini
» Father is Left Stunned After Being Fined $112 for Leaving His Car Windows Slightly Down While He Was Parked Outside His House
» Get Your Claws Off Our Food! Family Are Suddenly Surrounded by Huge Cannibalistic Robber Crabs While Trying to Enjoy a Camping Trip on an Isolated Australian Island
» ‘Go Back to Sydney’: Reporter is Hit With a Barrage of Abuse After Ordering Daniel Andrews to Answer His Question Three Times — and the Premier Wasn’t Happy
» Lamborghini-Driving Kebab Shop Owner in the Heart of Sydney’s LGBTI Community is Savaged for Sharing a ‘Homophobic Meme’ — But He Insists it’s Just a Joke
» The Photo That Has Outraged Melbourne: Labor is Accused of ‘Political Hypocrisy’ After a Gardener is Snapped Mowing the Lawn Outside an MP’s Office in Blatant COVID-19 Breach
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» New Nigerian Law Requires Surgical Castration for Convicted Rapists
 
Immigration
» Algerian Migrant Mohamed A. Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Drugging and Raping Patient in French Hospital
» Bon Voyage! The Extraordinary Moment Brazen People Smugglers Push an Overloaded Dinghy Full of Migrants Off a French Beach at Dawn on Day ‘More Than 400’ Arrivals Overwhelm Border Force in Rush to Cross Channel Before Weather Turns
» Canary Islands See 500% Increase in African Migrants, Levels Back at Mid 2000s-Peak
» Greece: Migrants Suspected of Setting Fires at Another Asylum Center
» Large Numbers of Migrants Arriving in UK as Record Month Continues
» UK: Leftists Protest New Migrant Camps — Want Even More Generous Housing for Illegals
 
Culture Wars
» Guitar Teacher Gareth Evans’ YouTube Channel Threatened With Deletion After Mass Copyright Strikes
» Video: Students Educated About Institutional Racism of Planned Parenthood
» Yaniv in Court Again; Threatens Disabled Journalist Upon Leaving Courthouse
» YouTube Will Age-Restrict More Videos, Killing Virality, And Some Users Will Need to Hand Over ID to Watch
 
General
» Study Reveals Why We Weaken With Age
 

“Defund the Police” Activist Alyssa Milano Calls the Cops Claiming Gunman Was on Her Property — But it Was a Teen Shooting Squirrels With Air Gun

“Defund the police” activist and washed up actress Alyssa Milano and her husband called the police Sunday morning when they believed they heard gunshots near their $2.5 million mansion that sits in a gated community.

It turns out the gunman was just a neighborhood teen with an air gun shooting at squirrels.

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

Ambushed L.A. County Deputies Receive Phone Calls From President Trump

President Trump last week called the two L.A. County deputies who had been ambushed earlier this month to wish them a quick recovery.

The two deputies had been shot multiple times as they sat in their police vehicle on September 12.

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

Americans Feeling Less Urgency to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine: Poll

The percentage of Americans who say they will get a first-generation coronavirus vaccine as soon as one becomes available has dropped, results of an Axios-Ipsos survey show.

The survey, which queried 1,008 adults between September 18-21, showed 43% of both Democrats and independents, as well as 33% of Republicans, would get a first-generation of coronavirus vaccine. Those numbers are down from a previous poll on the same topic.

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

Biden Says Voters Don’t Need to Know Who His SCOTUS Pick Will be

Joe Biden says that voters don’t have the right to know who his Supreme Court nomination will be until after he wins the presidency.

The exchange happened during a campaign stop earlier today when Biden accused Donald Trump of trying to change the subject by focusing on who the former Vice President would pick to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

“Should voters know who you’re going to appoint?” Biden was asked.

“No they don’t but they will if I’m elected, they’ll know in plenty of time,” he responded.

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

Biden Supporter Cardi B Facing Defamation Lawsuit Over ‘Racist MAGA Supporters’ Tirade and ‘Deceptively’ Edited Video

American rapper Cardi B is being sued for alleged defamation, over social media posts that labeled a trio of Trump supporters at a Long Island beach as racist, after they’d argued with the star’s sister there.

John Ray, the attorney representing beachgoers Peter Caliendo, Pauline Caliendo and Manuel Alarcon, said the rapper’s viral social media video was “deviously” edited to make his clients look bad before it was published by Cardi B. The artist has claimed that her sister and her sister’s partner, both of whom are named in the lawsuit, were being “harassed” by “racist MAGA supporters.”

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

Bill Clinton Secretly Met Ghislaine Maxwell for ‘Intimate Dinner’: Report

Bill Clinton secretly met socialite-turned-accused sex-trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell for an “intimate” dinner in 2014 — well after allegations that she and perv pal Jeffrey Epstein had abused at least one teen, a report said Tuesday.

The former president joined Maxwell — who is now cooling her heels in a Brooklyn jail cell on charges involving the alleged sex abuse of young women — and a small group of friends for the meal in Los Angeles after a celebrity gala that February, sources told the Daily Beast.

“This is an intimate dinner with Clinton in LA,” an aghast source told the Web site.

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

Boston Prof, Who Got $10mn for Anti-Racism Research From Twitter’s Dorsey, Catches Flak After Saying Term ‘Not Racist’ Is Racist

“We should eliminate the term ‘not racist’ from the human vocabulary,” Kendi tweeted on Sunday. “We are either being racist or antiracist. Is that clear for you? There is no such thing as ‘not racist.’“

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

CDC Warns Americans Not to Go Trick-or-Treating This Halloween

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning against typical Halloween revelry such as costume parties and trick-or-treating to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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

CNN’s Don Lemon: “We’re Going to Have to Blow Up the Entire System” Because Electoral College Lets Minority Decide President, Judges

CNN host Don Lemon said on Monday night that, “We’re going to have to blow up the entire system,” including amending the U.S. Constitution to eliminate the Electoral College.

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

Democrats Considering Radical Options if Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee is Confirmed

Democrat politicians are floating a variety of radical responses to implement starting in 2021 if President Trump succeeds in getting another conservative justice on the Supreme Court this year and Democrats regain control of the Senate in the 2020 election.

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

Diversity Consultants Hardest Hit: Trump Bans ‘Race or Sex Stereotyping or Scapegoating’ In US Government Agencies & Contractors

After multiple agencies ignored a White House memo against using ‘critical race theory’ in diversity training, US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order banning such sessions altogether as ‘destructive’.

It “shall be the policy of the United States not to promote race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating in the Federal workforce or in the Uniformed Services, and not to allow grant funds to be used for these purposes,” Trump said in an executive order signed on Tuesday evening

While the order does not mention ‘critical race theory’ by name, it cites a “destructive ideology” that is “rooted in the pernicious and false belief that America is an irredeemably racist and sexist country,” viewing some people as oppressors simply on account of their race or sex and treating “racial and sexual identities are more important than our common status as human beings and Americans.”

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

Elgin Man Accused of Associating With ISIS Terrorists

ELGIN, S.C. (WIS) — An Elgin man has been named in FBI documents regarding an investigation into a conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

This criminal complaint, from the US District Court for the Western District of Texas, names Elgin resident Kristopher Sean Matthews who investigators say has also called himself “Ali Jibreel.” Jaylyn Molina, who lives in Texas, is also named in these documents.

Officials say that around May 2019 an online chat group was created where someone could only become a member if they were invited in, following vetting by Matthews or another trusted member.

They say the vetting was to assure, among other things, that the admitted members supported the ideology of ISIS.

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

Exclusive: BLM Communist Who Pointed a Gun at Random Drivers in Louisville Identified as Robin Crandel — is Linked to Soros-Funded Organization

EXCLUSIVE: We’ve identified the young communist who pointed a gun at highway goers last Friday in Louisville, KY.

On Friday September 20, 2020, in Louisville, KY, Democrat activists were out shutting down highway traffic. Drone footage captured the communists pointing guns at drivers.

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

FBI Agent Who Found Weiner Laptop With Clinton Emails Says FBI Leadership Ordered Him to Erase His Findings

Weiner’s laptop contained evidence of treason, money laundering, and child exploitation, according to several insiders.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

House Republicans Pen Letter Urging FBI to Investigate Who Has Been Funding Riots Across the Country

Roughly two dozen Republicans serving in the House of Representatives have signed and sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, urging him to look into the source of funding that has helped to fuel riots and violence in American cities over the past several months.

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

How CDC/WHO Will Fake the Effects of the COVID Vaccine to Make it Look Like a Success

Making a vaccine look like it’s a champion isn’t difficult for public health agencies. There are a number of strategies.

Of course, these fraudulent strategies would be serious crimes. But when has that stopped the CDC or the World Health Organization?

In no particular order —

ONE: Rework the definition of a “COVID case.” Presently, the CDC absurdly allows doctors to diagnose a person with COVID who has a cough, or chills and fever, and lives in an area where cases are being claimed. No test necessary.

So change this practice, once the vaccine is approved. Demand testing for a diagnosis. State that cough alone is not enough. Chills and fever must also be present. Require fever to be above 100.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

If There’s a Contested Election, Facebook May Stop You Talking About it With New “Emergency” Censorship

With the US presidential elections nearing, the Big Tech social media giant Facebook is now taking measures to restrict the kind of dissenting conversations that supposedly could spiral into sparking “violence” on its platform.

Nick Clegg, Facebook’s global affairs head and former [deputy] Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, said that the company was reviewing “some glass-breaking options available to us if there really is an extremely chaotic and, worse still, violent set of circumstances.”

Clegg did not give any specifics on how Facebook was going to achieve its objectives in this particular case. Nonetheless, he did reveal that the Big Tech platform was capable enough to restrict content and that it has previously employed “pretty exceptional measures to significantly restrict the circulation of content on our platform.”

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

Illinois Man Arrested by Feds in Portland Came ‘To Wreak Havoc’ At Riots, Says Prosecutor

A federal case filed against a rioter in Portland accuses the man of assaulting a federal officer with a rock—he claims he threw a bouncy ball.

According to the affidavit, written by a Department of Homeland Security special agent, Nicholas Joseph Bantista, 20 of Illinois, hurled a rock that struck the helmet of a Federal Protective Service officer Friday night outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office. Black Lives Matter-Antifa protests resumed in Portland that night after a brief hiatus due to the West Coast wildfires.

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

Karma’s a Bitch — Angry Woman Driver Screaming at Trump Supporters and Flipping the Bird Rear-Ends Car in Front of Police (Video)

Trump Derangement Syndrome is real.

A far left lunatic was screaming, “F*** Donald Trump!” and flipping off Trump street corner protesters.

The woman started hanging out her window flipping the Trump supporters off.

Then she hit the car in front of her.

Karma is a bitch.

Thank goodness the police were there.

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

Let’s Make Her Famous! Violent, Foul-Mouthed Leftist Caught on Video Ripping Down Trump Sign in Castle Rock, Colorado

An unhinged liberal was caught on video in Castle Rock, Colorado destroying and tearing down a HUGE Trump sign.

The woman was caught on video and walked away after she had destroyed the sign.

Of course, the leftist called the woman a “racist” who was filming her.

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

Lindsey Graham Tells Democrats to “Reap What You Sow” After Their Attempt to “Destroy Brett Kavanaugh’s Life”

Quipping that “being lectured by Democrats about how to handle judicial nominations is like an arsonist advising the Fire Department,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has signaled to his Democrat colleagues that they are now seeing consequences of their treatment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing.

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

Lindsey Graham Says GOP Has Votes to Confirm New Supreme Court Justice Before Election Day

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham told Sean Hannity Monday night that Senate Republicans have enough votes to confirm a new Supreme Court justice to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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

Louisville Boarded Up in Preparation for Potential Breonna Taylor Riots

Areas of Louisville, Kentucky have been boarded up as the city prepares for potential riots in response to a grand jury ruling on the killing of Breonna Taylor.

Taylor was shot and killed by LMPD officers who were serving a warrant on her apartment back in March.

The level of violent unrest will almost exclusively depend on whether charges are brought against the three officers involved, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, officer Myles Cosgrove and former officer Brett Hankison.

Taylor’s family has already received a $12 million dollar settlement after a wrongful death lawsuit, but tensions are virtually guaranteed to spill over into chaotic disorder if the officers escape charges.

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

Man Accused of Derailing NYC Subway Was Freed Without Bail for Similar Incident

The man accused of derailing a Manhattan subwaytrain by tossing metal construction debris on to the tracks on Sunday was released without bail on a prior case, outraging one victim’s husband.

“She is very scared and has a heart problem,” said Prymnauth Persaud, 66, whose wife Jasoda Ramchan-Persaud was treated for minor injuries after the subway car veered off the tracks and sideswiped at least 10 beams.

“It’s craziness! This guy was arrested for this kind of thing weeks ago. He should have stayed inside. He is dangerous to society!”

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

Mass Gathering at Penumbra Kelly Building, Molotov Cocktail Thrown (Photo)

In the evening of September 21, 2020, a group gathered at Laurelhurst Park and marched to the Penumbra Kelly building located in the 4700 block of Southeast Burnside Street. The crowd stayed off of the property and near the entrance to the parking lot. Some individuals in the crowd threw various items into the parking lot.

One of the items thrown was identified by the Explosive Disposal Unit and Arson investigators as a viable Molotov cocktail. The wick was lit and the device was thrown onto the property. Fortunately, the fire extinguished and no one was injured.

Anyone with information about this incident should please contact Detective Meredith Hopper at 503-823-3408, Meredith.Hopper@portlandoregon.gov.

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

Mitt Romney Says He Supports Moving Forward With Vote on Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) released a statement Tuesday indicating he is ready to move forward with voting this year on a nominee selected by President Donald Trump to succeed late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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

Moderator Chris Wallace Selects Topics for First Presidential Debate

Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace, who will moderate the first debate between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, has selected the topics to be discussed at the September 29 event.

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

Portland Sees Surge in Shootings After Mayor Disbands Police Department’s Gun Crimes Unit

The city of Portland, Oregon, had nearly three times as many shootings in July and August 2020 as it did for those same months in 2019, new statistics released by the police department show.

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

President Trump to Announce Supreme Court Pick on Saturday, Plans to Nominate a Woman

President Trump said in a tweet Tuesday morning that he will announce his choice for the Supreme Court on Saturday at the White House, with the exact time to be announced later.

The Supreme Court seat opened up following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died at age 87 last Friday due to cancer complications. Trump said that he would announce his pick promptly and, during a campaign rally on Monday, stressed that he plans on nominating a woman.

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

Teen Accused of Tessa Majors’ Murder Confessed to Dad on Recorded Line

The 15-year-old charged with fatally stabbing Barnard student Tessa Majors during a park mugging was caught on a wiretap confessing to his jailed dad, sources told The Post Tuesday — as it emerged that the youngster has been indicted in yet another vicious robbery.

Before he was arrested in the Dec. 11, 2019, slaying, Rashaun Weaver allegedly spilled his guts to his father, Clifford Weaver, in a conversation that was picked up on a recorded prison phone line at the Mohawk Correctional Facility, where the elder Weaver was being held on a parole violation.

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

Trump Administration Invests More Than $100 Million to Fight Human Trafficking

The Trump Administration announced on Monday that it is putting more than $100 million into programs designed to combat human trafficking in the United States.

Attorney General William Barr, flanked by the president’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump, announced the large financial grants set to be distributed to state and local governments and organizations providing direct assistance to victims.

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

Vaccination: What’s Trust Got to Do With it?

The orchestrated actions by governments around the world to restrict or eliminate civil liberties in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been unprecedented, and has had profound effects on the global economy and on the physical, mental and emotional health of billions of people

By mid-September 2020, the U.S. had recorded over 7 million cases and 198,000 deaths, with an estimated 598 deaths per million people — a higher death rate per million people than Sweden, where health officials refused to order masking or to lock down the country and allowed the population to acquire natural herd immunity

According to the World Health Organization, the overall infection mortality rate for COVID-19 is about 0.6%

The CDC recently reported that only 6% of COVID-19-related deaths were solely due to coronavirus infection and 94% of the people who died also had influenza or pneumonia; heart, lung or kidney disease; high blood pressure; diabetes; or another underlying poor health condition

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Video: Professor Lectures Students Not to Vote for ‘Dictator’ Trump

Has not been fired yet.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Why Do Americans Give Away So Much Control to Corporations?

The American people own most of the wealth — private and public — and most of the information in the country. The top one percent do not.

The American people have most of the power in the country. The top one percent do not.

These assertions may surprise you, because the top one percent and the giant corporations work overtime to control what you own. This means they do not have to seize what you own so long as their control provides them with both riches and power over you.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Woke Royal Meghan Markle ‘Cold Calling’ Voters in America Claims Feminist Gloria Steinem

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markel has been cold calling American voters ahead of the November presidential election, claims Democrat activist and arch-feminist Gloria Steinem.

Meghan Markle has reportedly broken with British Royal tradition of not interfering in foreign elections, as the Suits actress turned princess has allegedly taken it upon herself to join get out the vote efforts in the United States.

In an interview with Access Holywood, radical feminist Gloria Steinem said that Markle had returned to the United States to vote and has been cold calling prospective voters.

“The first thing we did, and why she came to see me, was we sat at the dining room table where I am right now and we cold-called voters,” Steinem claimed.

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

Globe & Mail Publishes Paid Propaganda From Chinese State-Owned Media

The Globe and Mail published two pages of pro-China articles produced by a Chinese state-owned media outlet over the weekend.

On Saturday, the Globe and Mail’s print edition included a “China Watch” section, featuring rosy stories about China. Disclaimers at the bottom of each page announced that the content was “produced by the China Daily and distributed in the Globe & Mail.”

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

Who is Pascale Ferrier, The Woman Accused of Sending Ricin to Trump?

The Canadian woman charged with sending a ricin-laced letter to President Trump apparently tweeted a hashtag supportive of killing the commander-in-chief less than two weeks ago.

Pascale Ferrier, of Quebec, was arrested Sunday at the border crossing between Fort Erie, Ontario, and Buffalo, New York, after allegedly mailing a letter addressed to Trump containing the highly toxic substance, according to CBC News.

She was carrying a gun at the time of her arrest at the Peace Bridge crossing, CNN said.

An account appearing to belong to Ferrier, 53, tweeted in response to a since-deleted post on Sept. 9: “I just read this tweet. I agree… Nobody did anything… It’s time to change! #killtrump.”

She also allegedly tweeted the same day to someone, “I have a new name for Trump: ‘the ugly tyrant clown.’“

The account bears the name Pascale Ferrier and lists Laval, Quebec, as the location. In her bio, Ferrier describes herself as a “techno-creative Nomad.”

Ferrier, who had been living in the US last year, was deported to Canada after authorities found she overstayed her six-month visa and had committed a crime while in America, the New York Times reported, citing a senior intelligence official.

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

Assange Says He ‘Hears Voices’ In Prison: Psychiatrist

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange complained of hearing imaginary voices and music while detained in a high-security British prison, a psychiatrist who has interviewed him told his extradition hearing on Tuesday.

Michael Kopelman, a psychiatrist who has interviewed Assange around 20 times, said the former hacker would be a “very high” suicide risk if he were extradited to the United States for leaking military secrets.

He cited as evidence Assange’s “severe depression” and “psychotic symptoms”, which included auditory hallucinations while in solitary confinement in his cell at the high-security Belmarsh Prison in southwest London.

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

Britons Are Swamping Police Line to Rat on Neighbours: Report

Britons have allegedly been inundating the police non-emergency number 101 with reports of their neighbours breaking the ‘rule of six’ coronavirus law.

It would appear that the case of a woman calling the police on a funeral wake in a pub garden because she thought people were standing too close together was not an isolated incident.

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

Czechia Has One of the Lowest COVID-19 Death Rates in Europe

Czechia is one of the least affected EU countries when it comes to the number of COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants. Currently, only five EU countries are better off in this respect.

The Czech Republic has had held this enviable position for a long time. In April, the Czech Republic was the eighth least affected country in the Union, in May the tenth, in July again the eighth. At present, as well as the Czech Republic, Estonia and Malta are all tied, with these three countries having five deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.

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

Europe is Navigating Dangerous Waters, Warns Hungarian Justice Minister

While it departed from peaceful shores, the European Union is now navigating dangerous waters, Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga said on Monday at a Budapest conference on the future of the European Union, which was jointly organized by her ministry and the Ferenc Madl Institute for Comparative Law.

She said that while many of the challenges were predictable, no one was able to properly assess the magnitude of the difficulties the community had experienced in the last 15 years, and provided a list of those challenges, including the global economic and financial crisis, the migration crisis, Brexit, and now the coronavirus pandemic.

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Facebook Says it Will Stop Operating in Europe if Regulators Don’t Back Down

CORK, Ireland — Facebook has threatened to pack up its toys and go home if European regulators don’t back down and let the social network get its own way.

In a court filing in Dublin, Facebook said that a decision by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) would force the company to pull up stakes and leave the 410 million people who use Facebook and photo-sharing service Instagram in the lurch.

If the decision is upheld, “it is not clear to [Facebook] how, in those circumstances, it could continue to provide the Facebook and Instagram services in the EU,” Yvonne Cunnane, who is Facebook Ireland’s head of data protection and associate general counsel, wrote in a sworn affidavit.

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France: Man Disguised in Islamic Veil Opens Fire on Paris Street

A man disguised in an Islamic hijab opened fire on the streets of Paris’s 12th arrondissement on Friday evening, in which investigators believe was a targetted attack.

The attack took place in the Lachambeaudie Square just before 10 pm and saw a man in a hijab run across the square while carrying a revolver pistol and opening fire several times before running away from the area.

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How German Schools Are Becoming Climate-Indoctrination Farms

In Berlin’s green movement, schools and officials aim to utilize youth to pave the way to a new world.

The Berlin daily, left-of-center Tagesspiegel admiringly looks at the Fridays for Future movement in Berlin, a city where it is particularly strong and well-networked — and its schools serving as indoctrination farms.

Danger signals

Already some are sounding the alarms. For example, in a newly released book, former FFF activist Clemens Traub comments how the FFF movement is made up mostly of privileged urban youth, most of them sporting the latest hip fashion and flashing the newest iPhone while fancying themselves as the rescuers of the planet and beholders of the truth.

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Italians Back Cutting No. of MPs, Regional Votes End in Tie

Centre right, centre left win three regions each

(ANSA) — ROME, SEP 22 — The Italian public has approved a cut in the number of parliamentarians in referendum staged on Sunday and Monday while a round of regional elections ended in in a tie, with the centre left and the opposition centre right .wining three each.

In the referendum, people were asked whether to approve a law that amends the Italian Constitution to reduce the number of MPs in parliament, from 630 to 400 in the Chamber of Deputies and from 315 to 200 in the Senate.

The yes vote prevailed with 69.64%, compared to 30.36% for the no vote.

Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, whose 5-Star Movement (M5S) was the driving force of the campaign for this reform, hailed a “historic result”.

“We now have a normal parliament with 345 fewer posts and fewer privileges,” he said.

“This is politics that gives a signal to the citizens.

“It would never have happened without the 5-Star Movement.

“I’m proud of this result,” he added, speaking to ANSA.

“Today is a starting point, not a final destination”.

The opposition rightwing League, on the other hand, said the outcome of the referendum should lead to the end of the current parliamentary term and early elections.

“The logical consequence would be that the houses of parliament are dissolved in order to finally experience the efficiency won by this reform,” Riccardo Molinari., the League’s leader in the Lower HOue, said via Twitter.

In the regional elections centre-right incumbent governors Luca Zaia and Giovanni Toti won by big margins respectively in Veneto and Liguria.

In Marche, the centre right’s Francesco Acquaroli won too In Campania centre-left Governor Vincenzo De Luca easily fended off the centre right’s Stefano Caldoro.

In Puglia Governor Michele Emiliano beat former governor and centre right candidate Raffaele Fitto The centre left also held Tuscany, thanks to Eugenio Giani’s victory.

The fact that the centre-right opposition failed to land a decisive victory in the regional elections was widely seen as strengthening Premier Giuseppe Conte’s government, which is based in an alliance between the centre-left Democratic Party and the 5-Star Movement (M5S), along with other smaller groups.

PD Deputy Leader Andrea Orlando said Tuesday that the government must now move up a gear as it faces the task of delivering recovery from the COVID-19 emergency.

“I have always said that we are going into a third phase, the phase of reconstruction, and in my opinion this must be based on a quantum leap in the quality of the State’s response,” he said.

Zaia, who is a member of Matteo Salvini’s League party, dismissed speculation he could go on to become the national leader of the centre right after his landslide win in Veneto.

“It doesn’t interest me,” he said.

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Italy: Matteo Salvini’s League Posts Some Gains in Regional Elections But Not ‘The Clean Sweep’ The Right Was Hoping for

The result of two elections held Sunday and Monday saw right-wing leader Matteo Salvini’s League party gain control of the eastern Marche region and holding on to the two regions it already controls, but his party fell short of the “clean sweep” he aimed for.

At the same time, the overwhelming majority of Italians also voted to reduce the number of MPs in the bicameral parliament by more than one-third.

In the regional elections, the League managed to hold on to its two key regions. In the Veneto region, Luca Zaia posted his third consecutive win with a huge margin, in Liguria center-right candidate Giovanni Toti also kept control of the region, while in Marche, Salvini’s allies, the Brothers of Italy led by Giorgia Meloni, secured victory for their candidate despite the fact that it was the only region where the left managed to put forward a joint candidate.

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Polish Court Protects Dutch Family Who Fled the Netherlands With Their Autistic Son

Conrad and Katya den Hertog, along with their 7-year-old son Martin, are residing in Poland while trying to obtain legal protection due to a European arrest warrant issued by Dutch authorities.

The couple is represented by Bartosz Lewandowski, an Ordo Iuris lawyer, whose legal organization has previously supported parents who have sought protection in Poland from Western child services.

The Australian-Russian couple have been living in the Netherlands for several years. On February 2018, following accusations from neighbours, Dutch authorities took the child away from the family home and placed him in foster care.

The parents claim that for the next 13 months, they only had limited opportunities to see Martin, with visits permitted for a few hours a week. They deny claims of neglect, saying that their son’s developmental disorder has been mistaken as a sign of abuse.

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Spain Deploying Army to Enforce New COVID Restrictions

Spanish officials have requested the army deploy to the streets of Madrid to help enforce a new ‘partial lockdown’ amid a reported surge in coronavirus infections.

Roughly 850,000 residents of 37 neighborhoods in the capital city have been ordered to limit their social interactions and restrict their movement except for essential reasons, such as work, school, or to seek medical care.

Police are setting up at least 60 checkpoints and will be issuing fines starting at 600 euros ($710) for violations.

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UK: ‘I’d Rather Gouge My Eyes Out’: Dozens of Tory MPs Reject Unconscious Bias Training: Report

Some 40 Conservative MPs are reportedly planning to refuse to take Black Lives Matter-inspired ‘unconscious bias training’, while reports claim that parliamentary staff have been encouraged to make confessionals about their “privilege”.

The rebels are said to come from the eurosceptic European Research Group (ERG) and the “Common Sense Group” of MPs who accuse the House of Commons authorities of pandering to a far-left agenda.

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UK: Boris Orders Pubs Shut at 10pm, But Stops Short of National Lockdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has imposed further coronavirus restrictions in the form of ordering a 10 pm curfew on pubs and social venues, but has so far stopped short of imposing the speculated two-week second lockdown.

The pub curfew will come into force on Thursday, as will a ban on ordering from the bar, with only table service allowed. The numbers of those who can attend weddings will also be reduced from 30 to 15.

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UK: Satirical Show Spitting Image Faces Online Backlash After Revealing Greta Thunberg Puppet

British satirical puppet show Spitting Image is the latest show to face an online mob after it revealed that climate activist Greta Thunberg will be one of the puppets featured in its new series that debuts on October 3rd.

The series was one of the most-watched British shows of the 1980s and 1990s and notable for the way it took aim at public figures. It was canceled in 1996 but is due to return this October on BritBox and has been using its Twitter account to reveal the puppets that will feature in its new series throughout September.

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UK: She’s Back! Theresa May Comes Out Against Boris’s Brexit Bill

Former Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she will not vote for Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill that would amend Britain’s Withdrawal Agreement (WA) with the EU, claiming it will cause “untold damage” to the UK.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has argued that the WA as it stands would allow the European Union to “carve up the country” and threaten the integrity of the Good Friday Peace agreement by implementing artificial barriers between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom.

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Video: Naked Adults Shows to Children on Danish TV Show Sparks International Backlash

A show in Denmark that exhibits naked adult bodies to children between the ages of 11 and 13 is facing international backlash after a clip from the show surfaced on social media.

The Danish television series, which translates to “Ultra Strip Down”, is supposedly a children’s show. In the clip seen on social media, five adults completely undress in front of a children audience and then answer questions from the children on a range of topics.

Among the guests was also a transgender person who told the children, “[I’m] not a boy, not a girl, I’m a bit of everything,” Origo reported.

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‘We Must Pull Together’ — Czech PM Babis Addresses Nation Over Growing Coronavirus Cases

Due to the deteriorating coronavirus situation in Czechia, Prime Minister Andrej Babis spoke to the nation on Monday evening, admitting that easing the measures over the summer was a mistake and calling on everyone to abide by the rules.

“After a nice summer, autumn begins and we are in a very difficult situation again. The number of cases is skyrocketing,” said Babis at the beginning of his speech.

“In the last few days, various scenarios of the coronavirus’s development have been presented to us, which worried me greatly,” the prime minister continued.

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Western European Christians Will Increasingly Move to Hungary Over the Coming Decades, Says PM Orban

A growing number of western European Christians will also settle in Hungary in the coming decades, predicted Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday during the first autumn session of parliament.

“During our lifetime, a great many Christians will come to Hungary from Western Europe,” Orban said.

During the session, Orban said it is also an encouraging sign for the country that many Hungarian expats are coming back from Western Europe and many Western European Christians are also already choosing the country as their residence, according to Hungarian news portal Origo.

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Putin Offers UN Staff Free Dose of Russia’s Pioneering Sputnik V Jab as He Calls for Global Conference on COVID-19 Vaccine

Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for a top-level meeting on joint global development of a Covid-19 vaccine. He also offered UN staff a dose of Russia’s Sputnik V formula for free.

The UN General Assembly, held in a coronavirus-appropriate virtual format, kicked off on Tuesday. Putin delivered a speech during its morning session, largely focused on the ongoing pandemic.

“We’ve all faced a fundamentally new challenge — the coronavirus pandemic. The disease directly affected millions of people, [and] claimed the most precious thing — hundreds of thousands of human lives. Quarantines, the closure of borders, creation of numerous problems for citizens of almost all countries — all these things are the reality today,” Putin said.

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Son of Belarusian Opposition Activists Returned to Parents. PM Moraweicki Intervened on Social Media

Elena Lazarchik was stopped by Belarusian police on Sept. 17 to identify her documents. The police took away her phone and transported her to a police station where she was detained for several hours. During this time, since Lazarchik was unable to pick up her son from school, teachers called social services and her 6-year-old son Artyom was placed in a state care center.

Belsat TV reported that on Sept. 18, social services visited Lazarchik’s house to check the family’s living conditions. Lazarchik was unable to bring her son back home on Sept. 18 because the care center demanded certain documents.

According to independent outlet, Nasza Niwa, Lazarchik was to be stripped of her parent’s rights due to problems with alcohol.

Independent Belarusian media believe that the situation was an attempt to pressure Artyom’s parents, both of whom are opposition activists. On Sept. 19, 200 protesters gathered in front of the care center, demanding the return of Artyom to his parents.

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Ursula Von Der Leyen: Russia’s Behavior Has Grown Even Worse Since the Nord Stream 2 Project Began

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has admitted in an interview with Polish news outlet Rzeczpospolita that for many years it was believed that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was a purely economic initiative, but now this view is changing.

“I am now deeply convinced that it is a highly political investment. Russia’s behavior has not changed for the better during the pipeline’s construction — it became worse. Hopes that trade and gas business will improve relations with Russia are diminishing. We must be honest, yes, this is a political project and it will not change Russia’s behavior,” she said.

Von der Leyen added that the European Commission has done all it could in its power from the business side to block the pipeline’s construction.

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Congressional Report Concludes China Could Easily Have Prevented Pandemic

A new report from GOP members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee has concluded that China covered up the coronavirus pandemic, and failed to follow international health guidelines which would have likely prevented the global pandemic.

The report, which was released Monday, concludes that “It is highly likely the ongoing pandemic could have been prevented” had China been transparent after the outbreak began in Wuhan.

“It is beyond doubt that the [Chinese Communist Party] actively engaged in a cover-up designed to obfuscate data, hide relevant public health information, and suppress doctors and journalists who attempted to warn the world,” the report notes.

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‘Cowboy Industry… Don’t Want Rogue Guards Prowling’: Shocking Texts Expose Shambolic Scenes at the Heart of Melbourne’s Hotel Quarantine Program

They were also concerned about ‘rogue’ guards potentially ‘prowling the corridors’ of hotels, WhatsApp messages shown at an inquiry into the bungled program reveal.

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Daniel Andrews Demands Extraordinary New Law to Let Victorians Arrest Each Other — as Top Judges Warn of ‘Abuse’ And Critics Say He’s Creating His Own Version of the East German Secret Police

The Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Bill would allow the government to let protective services officers and WorkSafe inspectors enforce public health directions and make arrests.

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Facebook Assures Australian Government it’s Making it Hard to Find Vaccine-Skeptic Content

Following news that more than one-in-three people would refuse a coronavirus vaccine, governments such as that in Australia want tech companies such as Facebook to share what they’re doing to suppress vaccine skeptic content and other forms of “misinformation.”

Facebook has recently shared a submission it sent to the Australian Select Committee on Foreign Interference to highlight how it was extending its efforts to curb “misinformation” on its platform.

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Facebook Unpublished Page of Anti-Lockdown Reporter Avi Yemini

Avi Yemini, an Australian reporter and online commentator, announced that he had his Facebook page, the Yemini Report, “unpublished” by Facebook. (i.e., hidden from public view, before eventual and likely deletion.)

It would be newsworthy at this point if Facebook actually had provided Yemini with a reason or a course of action to correct the situation — but as you may have guessed it, the giant has not done any such thing.

Left in this type of dark, Yemini’s initial instinct was to appeal to his Twitter audience to “spread the word” and also warn what happens when they “upset the wrong people.”

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Father is Left Stunned After Being Fined $112 for Leaving His Car Windows Slightly Down While He Was Parked Outside His House

Richelle Amey’s husband Nick copped a road infringement while doing landscape work in the front yard outside his home in Caringbah in Sydney’s south on August 4.

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Get Your Claws Off Our Food! Family Are Suddenly Surrounded by Huge Cannibalistic Robber Crabs While Trying to Enjoy a Camping Trip on an Isolated Australian Island

Images showed more than 20 of the crabs, also known as coconut crabs, eagerly awaiting a chance to snack on a piece of food that may drop to the ground on Christmas Island.

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‘Go Back to Sydney’: Reporter is Hit With a Barrage of Abuse After Ordering Daniel Andrews to Answer His Question Three Times — and the Premier Wasn’t Happy

Denham Hitchcock’s hard hitting approach tested the patience of the Victorian Premier at his daily COVID-19 press briefing, as the hashtag #ThisisNotJournalism trended on Twitter.

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Lamborghini-Driving Kebab Shop Owner in the Heart of Sydney’s LGBTI Community is Savaged for Sharing a ‘Homophobic Meme’ — But He Insists it’s Just a Joke

Sydney’s LGBTI community have turned against a local restaurant owner after he posted a homophobic meme on his Facebook page.

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The Photo That Has Outraged Melbourne: Labor is Accused of ‘Political Hypocrisy’ After a Gardener is Snapped Mowing the Lawn Outside an MP’s Office in Blatant COVID-19 Breach

The gardener was snapped outside Labor MP Chris Brayne’s office in McCrae, south-east of Melbourne, on Sunday afternoon.

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New Nigerian Law Requires Surgical Castration for Convicted Rapists

Saying that “drastic penalties are required” to protect children, Gov. Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai of Nigeria’s Kaduna state announced a new law that carries a harsh penalty for sexual assault. Convicted rapists will now be subject to surgical castration and will face the death penalty if the victim is under the age of 14.

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Algerian Migrant Mohamed A. Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Drugging and Raping Patient in French Hospital

On Monday, the Hauts-de-Seine Court sentenced a 50-year-old Algerian male who used to work as a nurse in the American Hospital of Neuilly-sur-Seine, to 14 years in prison for raping a patient under psychotropic treatment in February 2018. The woman was reportedly stunned with drugs at the time of the attack.

The convicted man, Mohamed A., who started working at the Neuilly hospital in 2006, had already been sentenced in 2012 for “sexual assault on a vulnerable person”.

The sentence, which is slightly less severe than the public prosecutor had demanded, also bans the perpetrator from participating in any medical and paramedical profession for five years and contains an injunction for treatment.

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Bon Voyage! The Extraordinary Moment Brazen People Smugglers Push an Overloaded Dinghy Full of Migrants Off a French Beach at Dawn on Day ‘More Than 400’ Arrivals Overwhelm Border Force in Rush to Cross Channel Before Weather Turns

Migrants escorted by unscrupulous people traffickers today set sail from Dunkirk at dawn — with an estimated 400 landing in England.

Photos showed dozens of migrants embarking from Gravelines beach in the twilight and their smugglers scurrying back up the dunes after seeing them off.

At least 27 boats were brought into the marina in Dover later on Tuesday after a few days of relative quiet due to high seas in the world’s busiest shipping lane.

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Canary Islands See 500% Increase in African Migrants, Levels Back at Mid 2000s-Peak

The arrival of African migrants to the Canary Islands in September reached unprecedented levels since the great wave of the second half of the 2000s, when tens of thousands of people landed on this Spanish archipelago near the African coast, French-language Moroccan weekly reports.

The rise in arrivals has accelerated in recent days, coinciding with favorable weather. In the first half of September, nearly 1,200 people landed on the Canary Islands, according to official figures. Such a number of arrivals in a fortnight had not been reached since 2008. As for the last annual record, it dates from 2006, with the arrival of 31,600 migrants.

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Greece: Migrants Suspected of Setting Fires at Another Asylum Center

Greek authorities have reportedly arrested migrants in connection with fires at an asylum center on the island of Samos, just days after a massive camp on Lesvos was burned down in suspected arson attacks.

Multiple blazes have broken out at the Reception and Identification Center for Asylum Seekers (KYT) on Samos in recent days.

“Firefighters rushed to the scene with 12 firefighters and 6 vehicles and managed to extinguish the fire,” EfSyn reports.

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Large Numbers of Migrants Arriving in UK as Record Month Continues

Large numbers of migrants are arriving in the UK following days of high winds in the English Channel.

Border Force has deployed extra resources to the Dover Strait on Tuesday as crossings have resumed in earnest.

More than 100 people thought to be migrants have been seen arriving in Dover harbour wrapped in blankets and wearing lifejackets.

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UK: Leftists Protest New Migrant Camps — Want Even More Generous Housing for Illegals

Leftist campaigners protest plans to establish migrant camps in Wales — because they want them to receive more luxurious housing, free education, and paying jobs instead.

The Penally Army Centre near the village of Tenby is one of several sites where the government is looking at establishing open accommodation for migrants as they continue to stream across the English Channel in unprecedented numbers, as the current practice of housing them well-appointed hotels becomes increasingly controversial.

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Guitar Teacher Gareth Evans’ YouTube Channel Threatened With Deletion After Mass Copyright Strikes

Acoustic guitar teacher Gareth Evans’ YouTube channel is being threatened with deletion after receiving three copyright strikes on videos that he says are “self made, transformative, and therefore fall within fair use.”

Evans has been creating YouTube content for 11 years. During that time, he’s uploaded over 500 videos, had over 120 million video views, and his channel has grown to more than 770,000 subscribers.

Evans said that the initial copyright strike, which hit his channel on August 27, was the first copyright strike he’d ever received during his 11 years on YouTube.

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Video: Students Educated About Institutional Racism of Planned Parenthood

With the latest trend being to root out and cancel anything and everything as racist, Campus Reform went to the University of Florida to see if students know about something that really has been institutionally racist since its inception, Planned Parenthood.

It is well documented that the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, was a virulent racist and eugenicist. In a 1919 letter titled, “Birth Control and Racial Betterment,” Sanger wrote how selective breeding could “assist the race toward the elimination of the unfit.”

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Yaniv in Court Again; Threatens Disabled Journalist Upon Leaving Courthouse

Jonathan Yaniv, Jessica Yaniv, or Jessica Simpson: no matter what name you know the serial litigator by, the bottom line is that when the self-proclaimed “trans activist” is nearby, the public needs to watch their backs.

As part of our ongoing reporting on Yaniv, who rose to international fame after taking aestheticians to a Human Rights Tribunal for refusing to wax his male genitalia, I went to the Surrey Provincial Courthouse in British Columbia on Tuesday, September 21.

This court appearance concerned Yaniv’s charges of being in possession of a non-firearm, unauthorized weapon. You may remember Yaniv flaunting a taser during a YouTube interview with Blaire White, despite having no authorization to possess such a weapon.

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YouTube Will Age-Restrict More Videos, Killing Virality, And Some Users Will Need to Hand Over ID to Watch

YouTube is in the process of activating a new system that would automatically age-restrict videos if it finds what it decides is controversial content in them. And, in some cases, viewers will need to hand over ID to be able to watch the videos.

It is not the first time that YouTube has used artificial intelligence for video analysis. Since 2017, the platform has been using systems that rely on machine learning to help human operators detect videos that could contain so-called “hate speech” and “misinformation.”

In time for the election, YouTube will implement an AI update that will automatically flag the videos that it considers needs an age restriction block, a move that will likely significantly reduce the virality of those videos and is likely to cut a creator’s ability to earn revenue.

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Study Reveals Why We Weaken With Age

Age wears down body’s ability to bounce back from stress, damage or other adversities

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12 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/22/2020

  1. Ned, this is a great source of information you haven’t covered yet.

    In this Facebook group, students are told, to film their marxist professors indoctrination attempts and upload to Facebook.

    Their deep-seated hatred for white people and the safe, modern, generous society we have built, leads to them even telling young people they have been trusted to teach, to break US-law.

    Disgusting. Which, is why Trump is moving on this.

    MAGA.

    FILM Your Marxist Professors – FYMP
    https://www.facebook.com/FilmYourMarxistProfessors/

  2. “Western European Christians Will Increasingly Move to Hungary Over the Coming Decades, Says PM Orban”
    That’s the worst that could happen. They are going to impose their brainwashed ideas on Hungary and it’ll eventually go south as well.
    Christian refugees are ok, as they would return to their homelands after the fighting is done.
    But a huge number of any foreigners inevitably changes the host country.

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