Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/14/2020

The New York Post published a series of emails that show Joe Biden’s son Hunter’s communications with Ukraine about his position on the board of Burisma. The messages show that Hunter’s father, then Vice President, met with Hunter’s Ukrainian bosses, contrary to the elder Biden’s denials. Facebook, Twitter, and other social media have already censored all mention of the Post story, refusing to allow the spreading of the link.

In other news, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson backed down and allowed the extension of Brexit talks with the EU past the October 15 deadline.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.

Thanks to DR, Fjordman, JD, JM, NorseRadish, Reader from Chicago, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. I check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

Financial Crisis
» IMF Seizes on Pandemic to Pave Way for Privatization in 81 Countries
» IMF: Eurozone Will Contract 8.3 Percent in 2020
» Soaring Food Costs Send Producer Prices Higher in September
» Swedish Democrats Want to Give Over $1100 to All Citizens
 
USA
» “Digital Civil War”: Twitter Blocks Users From Posting Link to New York Post Biden Lobbying Story
» “Facts Do Not Matter” to the Covidian Cult
» “Guillotines, Mother****er”: Colorado Democratic Committee Member Caught on Hidden Camera Talking Violent Revolution
» A 9 Hour Wait? Early Voting is Shattering Previous Levels as Voters Flock to the Polls in Droves
» After Tearing Down Statues of Lincoln & Roosevelt, Leftists Unveil ‘Statue’ That’s a Giant Pile of Trash
» Amy Coney Barrett Addresses Accusations She is a “White Colonist” Because of Adopted Haitian Children During Confirmation Hearings
» As More Parents Choose to Homeschool, School Bureaucrats Try to Stem the Tide
» ‘Biden or Die’ Sign Spotted in Denver
» Bombshell Audio: Biden, Obama Reportedly ‘Didn’t Really Want to Get’ Osama Bin Laden, ‘He [Was] Being Protected’
» CDC: 85% of COVID-19 Patients Report ‘Always’ Or ‘Often’ Wearing a Mask
» Chuck Grassley Suggests CIA Director Gina Haspel May be Part of Coup to Take Down Trump
» CIA Whistleblower Exposes Biden’s Alleged Role With the Deaths of Seal Team — Claims to Have Documented Proof
» Facebook Censors Story About Biden Foreign Lobbying Scandal
» Federal Judge Says Inmates Eligible for $1,200 Stimulus Checks
» Gates Says Life Can Return to Normal Only After We Pay Him for the Second Generation of Vaccines
» Georgia Rep. Doug Collins Introduces Legislation to Remove Pelosi as House Speaker
» Johnson & Johnson Pauses COVID-19 Vaccine Trial After ‘Unexplained Illness’
» Lancaster, Pennsylvania Citizens Rally Around Police Chief Who Was Forced to Retire Over Wife’s Facebook Post
» Latest Call for ‘Direct Action’ Escalated Portland Protest Destruction, Pushed for Anonymity
» Left-Wing Activists Post Online Guide to Destroying the Country if Election is Close
» Man Charged With Assault After Farting in Uber
» Megalomaniac: Fauci Has Every Article That Mentions His Name Delivered to His Inbox
» Melania Trump Reveals Son Barron Tested Positive for COVID-19 But Had ‘No Symptoms’
» National Justice Exclusive: Leaked Shell Oil Memo Incentivizes Anti-White Discrimination
» New York Post Publishes Photo of Hunter Biden Sleeping With Crack Pipe in His Mouth
» NYC Begins Extortive Tyranny, Punishes People for COVID-19 “Violations”
» NYPD Chief of Patrol Quits Following Rift With Mayor Bill De Blasio That Exploded During Orthodox-Jewish COVID Protests Amid $1 Billion Funding Cut to NYC’s Finest
» Pelosi Slams CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: “You’re Always an Apologist for Republicans”
» Portland Antifa Shooter Had Loaded Gun When Killed by Police
» ‘Put Your F***ing Mask on!’: Drive-by Mask Shaming of Jewish Man Highlights Rising Tensions in COVID-19-Era NYC
» ‘Repeal Section 230!’ Trump Comments on Twitter, Facebook Censoring Story About Hunter Biden
» Schools Are Not Super-Spreaders, Economist’s Analysis Says
» Sean Ono Lennon Mocks Portland Statue Vandals: ‘The Pyramids Should be Torn Down Immediately’
» Sen. John Kennedy: New Hunter Biden Report as Serious as ‘Four Heart Attacks and a Stroke’
» Smoking-Gun Email Reveals How Hunter Biden Introduced Ukrainian Businessman to VP Dad
» Tattletales: Failing Liberal Comedians Beg YouTube, Twitter to Censor Their Competition
» Tesla Says Plant Was Targeted by ‘Sabotage’
» The Cultural Failure That Makes Spouting Nonsense About Trump Possible
» Trump: “I Was Right About Damaging Lockdowns”
» Trump: Biden Son-in-Law “Cashing in” On Coronavirus
» Trump, Biden Will Participate in Competing Town Halls the Night the Second Debate Was Supposed to Happen
» Why Nature Supports Joe Biden for US President
» Why Democrats Hate Amy Coney Barrett
 
Europe and the EU
» BAME People ‘Are Over-Represented on TV’: Ethnic Minorities Make Up 22% of Actors and Presenters While Only Representing 12% of British Population, Research Shows
» Chinese Firm Linked to Communist Government Collected Data on Hungary’s Most Influential People, Including PM Orban’s Family
» European Commission Ignored Hungarian Government Position in Rule of Law Report: Justice Minister Varga
» France: ‘We’ve Had Enough’ — Paris Police Officers Protest After Their Station Attacked With Firework Mortars
» France: Former Journalist on Trial for 2017 Notre Dame Attack
» French Woman Says Facebook Censored Her Video of a Foreign Male Sexually Assaulting Her in Public
» French Museum Censors After China’s Demands
» German Government Backs Antifa, Opposition Party Warns
» How UK “Track-and-Trace” Data From Restaurants is Being Harvested and Sold
» Huge Crowds Swarm UK City Streets Ahead of ‘Tier 3’ Coronavirus Lockdown
» Hungarian NGOs Receive Around €1 Million in Year in Support
» No-Deal Brexit Now ‘Likely’ Outcome Says French Minister
» Poland Ready to Veto EU Budget to Protect Its Freedom and Sovereignty, Says PiS Leader Kaczynski
» Populist Senator Matteo Salvini Wears ‘Trump 2020’ Mask in Italian Parliament
» Romanian President Who Attacked Hungary Receives Second German Prize for Promoting European Unity
» Support for Scottish Independence at Historic High, Poll Finds
» Swedish Health Chief Said Country Avoided Lockdown to Prevent “Pandemic Fatigue”
» The First Greek to Get the Russian COVID-19 Vaccine: “I’m Fine”
» Top German Lawyer Wants COVID Panic Perpetrators Tried for Crimes Against Humanity…
» UK Drops Boris Johnson’s Thursday Brexit Deadline, Talks Will Continue Into November: Report
» UK: Bulgarian Vagrant Set Fire to Policeman Trying to Evict Him From Prince Charles’s Land
» UK: Council Hands Out Used COVID Testing Swab Kits by Mistake to Students
» UK: Delingpole: Pub Renamed ‘Three Bellends’ In ‘Tribute’ To Boris, Cummings and Hancock
» UK: Head of Oxford University Vaccine Team Says Face Masks, Social Distancing Will Continue Until Next Summer
» UK: Survey: One in Eight Believe Coronavirus is a Hoax to Usher in Forced Vaccinations
» UK: Tory Rebellion as MPs Vote Against Boris’s Coronavirus Curfew
» UK’s First ‘COVID-19 Border’ In the Works as Entry Into Wales From Coronavirus Hotspots to be Restricted
» Underlying Volcano Melted Iceland’s ‘Funeral Glacier’, Not Climate Change
» Video: Armed Police Sent to Issue Fine to COVID-Violating Gym in UK
 
Middle East
» G20 Interfaith Forum Urges Putting ‘Human Dignity Back at the Center’ Of Global Debate
 
Russia
» Two Months After Pioneering ‘Sputnik V’ Launched, Putin Announces Registration of 2nd Russian COVID-19 Vaccine, Says 3rd on Way
 
Caucasus
» Azerbaijan, Armenia Trade Accusations of Breaking Cease-Fire in Nagorno-Karabakh
 
South Asia
» New Species of Water Bear Uses Fluorescent ‘Shield’ To Survive Lethal UV Radiation
 
Far East
» Tech Companies Race to Create Social Distancing Surveillance Tech to Police the Public
 
Australia — Pacific
» Daniel Andrews’ Office is Vandalised for the Second Time in Three Weeks — With the Words ‘Sack Dan’ Painted in Red and Windows Shattered by Bricks
» Karen From Brighton Flees Victoria: Woman Who Went Viral After Slamming Dan Andrews’ Lockdown of Melbourne is Living a Far Better Life After Heading to the Northern Territory
» Trapped Down Under: Scott Morrison Says Australians Won’t be Allowed Overseas for ‘The Foreseeable Future’ — And Refuses to Put a Date on Travel Bubbles With Any ‘Safe’ Countries
» Victoria’s Top Doctor Admits the Government Has ‘Powers’ To Access People’s Mobile Phones to Check Their Location — After an Infected Melburnian Spawned Two Regional Outbreaks and ‘Lied About His Travel’
» Welcome to Dan Andrews’ Police State, Where Going for a Bike Ride is a Crime: Cyclist is Pulled Over and Grilled by Cops While Out Exercising in Melbourne — After a Private Security Guard Claimed He Was Breaking the Law
» Why it’s Nearly Impossible to Get a Job in Australia: The Ludicrous Number of People Applying for Every Entry-Level Job
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» 14 Farmers Killed in Nigeria by Terrorist Group Boko Haram
» Glen Snyman: South African Accused of Fraud for Saying He’s ‘African’
 
Immigration
» Almost 1 in 2 Young People in North Africa and the Middle East Want to Migrate, Mainly for Economic Reasons
» At Least 851 Illegal Migrants on French Terror Watchlist
» Family of Iraqi Asylum-Seekers Fly Into Germany on Private Jet Using Forged Diplomatic Passports
» Germany: Migrants in Leipzig Refuse Free Housing Not Central Enough or Lacking an Elevator
» German Officials Clash in Parliament Over Berlin-Based NGOs Busted for Migrant Smuggling
» Pope Francis Meets Parents of Priest Stabbed to Death by Tunisian Immigrant
 
Culture Wars
» American Conservative Slams US Ambassador’s Criticisms of Poland Over LGBT Issues
» British Lawmaker Rosie Duffield Faces Online Backlash, Death Threats for Suggestion “Only Woman Have a Cervix”
» Ex-Facebook Honcho Tim Kendall Says Big Tech is a ‘Threat to Democracy, ‘ Calls for Social Media Reform
» Netherlands Legalizes Child Euthanasia Despite Opposition From Christian Parties
» Oreo Hands Out Rainbow-Colored Cookies in Support of LGBT History Month
» Supreme Court Upholds Previous Rulings, Rejects South Carolina’s Appeal to End Public Funding for Planned Parenthood
» Webster’s Dictionary Rewritten in Real Time After ACB Hearing Suggestion “Sexual Preference” Is Offensive
» World Economic Forum Outlines Its ‘Great Reset’ To End Traditional Capitalism
» YouTube to Delete Videos That Go Against the Who “Consensus” on Future Coronavirus Vaccines
 
General
» Rare Magnetism Found in the World’s Strongest Material
» Room-Temperature Superconductivity in a Carbonaceous Sulfur Hydride
 

IMF Seizes on Pandemic to Pave Way for Privatization in 81 Countries

The enormous economic dislocation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic offers a unique opportunity to fundamentally alter the structure of society, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) if using the crisis to implement near-permanent austerity measures across the world.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

IMF: Eurozone Will Contract 8.3 Percent in 2020

In 2020 the world economy will contract 4.4 percent, and the eurozone economy by 8.3 percent, according to new estimates from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This is slightly better than the 4.9 percent prediction in June. Germany’s economy will contract six percent, Spain 12.8 percent and Italy 10.6 percent. China’s economy will grow by 1.9 percent. However, for 2021, the IMF expects eurozone growth of 5.4 percent.

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

Soaring Food Costs Send Producer Prices Higher in September

While Energy costs are lower (-0.3% MoM —11.4% YoY), Food costs are the biggest incremental driver of the hotter than expected inflationary print, rising 1.2% MoM (+13.3% YoY).

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Swedish Democrats Want to Give Over $1100 to All Citizens

The Swedish Democrat party wants to give all citizens in Sweden over $1100, while children will get over $550.

This was revealed during their shadow budget. they want to give everyone a one off payment in order to increase consumption.

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

“Digital Civil War”: Twitter Blocks Users From Posting Link to New York Post Biden Lobbying Story

Twitter has followed Facebook’s example by censoring a New York Post article about Joe Biden’s foreign lobbying scandal after users were prevented from tweeting links to the story, leading one NY Post editor to describe the move as an act of “digital civil war.”

As we highlighted earlier, Facebook announced that it would be preventing the story from spreading on its site after the company’s Policy Communications Manager and lifelong Democrat Party operative Andy Stone said the company had buried the article in its algorithm.

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

“Facts Do Not Matter” to the Covidian Cult

One of the hallmarks of totalitarianism is mass conformity to a psychotic official narrative. Not just a regular official narrative, like the “Cold War” or the “War on Terror,” or even a myth like the “American Dream.” A totally delusional official narrative that has little or no connection to reality and that is contradicted by a preponderance of facts…

Their initiation into the Covidian Cult began in January, when the medical authorities and corporate media turned on The Fear with projections of hundreds of millions of deaths and fake photos of people dropping dead in the streets. The psychological conditioning has continued for months. The global masses have been subjected to a constant stream of propaganda, manufactured hysteria, wild speculation, conflicting directives, exaggerations, lies, and tawdry theatrical effects. Lockdowns. Emergency field hospitals and morgues. The singing-dancing NHS staff. Death trucks. Overflowing ICUs. Dead Covid babies. Manipulated statistics. Goon squads. Masks. And all the rest of it.

Eight months later, here we are. The Head of the Health Emergencies Program at the WHO has basically confirmed an IFR of 0.14%, approximately the same as the seasonal flu.

And here are the latest survival rate estimates from the Center for Disease Control:

  • Age 0-19 … 99.997%
  • Age 20-49 … 99.98%
  • Age 50-69 … 99.5%
  • Age 70+ … 94.6%

The “science” argument is officially over. An increasing number of doctors and experts are breaking ranks and explaining how the current mass hysteria over so-called “cases” (which now includes perfectly healthy people) is essentially meaningless propaganda, for example, in this segment on ARD, one of the big mainstream German TV channels.

And then there is the existence of Sweden, and other countries which are not playing ball with the official Covid-19 narrative, which makes a mockery of the ongoing hysteria.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

“Guillotines, Mother****er”: Colorado Democratic Committee Member Caught on Hidden Camera Talking Violent Revolution

Prominent Colorado Democrat Khristopher Jacks, who sits on the executive committee for the state’s Democratic party and chairman of leftist organization “Our Revolution” was caught on undercover footage by Project Veritas promoting a violent agenda for far-left Democrats if President Trump wins in November.

“I am going to do everything morally acceptable to win. I will lie. I will cheat. I will steal. Because that’s morally acceptable in this political environment. Absolutely. We are pirates on a pirate ship,” said Jacks, who functions as trainer, mentor and on-the-ground quarterback at Our Revolution protests.

“I want to make this point very loudly and very clearly. I said it nicely before, but I’ll say it more curtly now. 2020 is a political revolution,” he added…

Jacks deleted his Twitter account following the Project Veritas release.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

A 9 Hour Wait? Early Voting is Shattering Previous Levels as Voters Flock to the Polls in Droves

Would you be willing to wait more than 9 hours to cast a vote on the very first day of early voting? As you will see below, that is precisely what just happened in Georgia. We have become accustomed to seeing long lines to vote on Election Day, but in 2020 we are witnessing colossal lines to vote three weeks before the election. And this is happening even though tens of millions of Americans will be casting their votes through the mail this year. The numbers that I am going to share with you in this article are eye-popping, and they seem to indicate that there is an unprecedented amount of interest in this election. In recent months there has been a tremendous nationwide effort to encourage people to vote in 2020, and it appears that it is working.

A professor at the University of Florida named Michael McDonald is compiling voting data from all 50 states, and his numbers show that more than 11.9 million Americans have voted so far in 2020.

But back in 2016, only about 1.4 million voters had cast ballots as of October 16th.

Of course one of the big reasons why so many Americans have voted already is because voting by mail has been aggressively pushed all over the nation this time around.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

After Tearing Down Statues of Lincoln & Roosevelt, Leftists Unveil ‘Statue’ That’s a Giant Pile of Trash

The statue, which they’re calling the second “Nightmare Elk,” is a giant pile of trash.

[Comment: A reflection of their thought process.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Amy Coney Barrett Addresses Accusations She is a “White Colonist” Because of Adopted Haitian Children During Confirmation Hearings

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett addressed accusations that she was a “white colonizer” because of her adopted children during Tuesday’s confirmation hearing.

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

As More Parents Choose to Homeschool, School Bureaucrats Try to Stem the Tide

As families say goodbye in record numbers to government schools, school officials aren’t letting go of families easily.

For example, on Aug. 28, Gov. Charlie Baker issued an executive order to allow the state Department of Early Education and Care to issue guidelines to “provide for the creation of remote learning enrichment programs … in which children who are enrolled in school … during the hours of a school day … [can] attend remote learning instruction.” Also, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released guidance called “Care Options for Hybrid and Remote Learning Models.” While neither of these explicitly interfere with the ability of parents to homeschool or to create homeschool co-ops or pods, the devil is in the details. The guidelines state that “entities that provide supervision and care of children during school hours without an EEC license or EEC license exemption will be subject to investigation, closure, and fines by EEC pursuant to its statutory obligation to investigate unlicensed child care programs.”

Massachusetts is by no means the only state to do such a thing. In Oregon, state authorities may actually require a permit for families to get together.

Sadly, the existence of such policies forces families to pore over pages and pages of regulations to figure out whether a new policy applies to what churches, community groups, or families are doing. If parents have developed a group to care for their own children, even with the help of trusted adults, they should not be required to wade through state guidelines and risk being investigated. Our first response should be to empower parents to grapple with the uncertainties of educating their children during the pandemic. We can trust parents to figure out what is best for their kids.

School officials in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, are demanding parents to comply with requests that are not permitted by the law. For instance, Massachusetts homeschoolers are not required to document and prove residency status, provide the birth certificates of their children, participate in quarterly Zoom meetings, or submit multiple assessments.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘Biden or Die’ Sign Spotted in Denver

A woman in Denver is selling ‘Biden or Die’ campaign signs as a sure fire way of winning hearts and minds as election day looms closer.

The signs are being sold for a whopping $32 by a woman called Kate McNally on her website Midnight Grim, which also sells ‘Clarity Cards,’ including one that says “compassion” (oh, the irony).

“We cannot let dumpy win! All proceeds go to making more stuff like this for my own neighborhood,” states the description for the product.

As the National Pulse highlights, McNally appears to have an obsession with the occult.

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

Bombshell Audio: Biden, Obama Reportedly ‘Didn’t Really Want to Get’ Osama Bin Laden, ‘He [Was] Being Protected’

National File can provide recordings of a conversation between former U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon (R-PA), Alan Howell Parrot, the CEO of The Union for the Conservation of Raptors (UCR), and Biden associate and attorney Brian Ettinger, in which Parrot claims he has verifiable intelligence about the whereabouts and patterns of movement of Al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden who, according to Parrot, traveled to Iran for extended stays in which he would vacation and participate in elite level falconry hunting.

According to Parrot in the conversation recorded on June 2, 2011, bin Laden traveled to Iran for between three and five months each year for the purpose of participating in elite level falconry hunting. Parrot explained to Weldon that he learned this when speaking directly with those responsible for organizing the hunts, who offered extensive details about bin Laden’s whereabouts in the country, information about a temporary hostage used to insure bin Laden’s good behavior while in the country, and other sensitive information about the terrorist leader.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

CDC: 85% of COVID-19 Patients Report ‘Always’ Or ‘Often’ Wearing a Mask

An underreported, recently-published CDC study adds to the pile of evidence that cloth masks or other forms of mandated face coverings only contribute negatives to our COVID-19 problem. The study also displays — despite the constant accusations of widespread misbehavior from public health officials — that Americans are adhering to mask wearing, but mask wearing is not doing us any good.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Chuck Grassley Suggests CIA Director Gina Haspel May be Part of Coup to Take Down Trump

Chuck Grassley has been trying to get remaining Russiagate documents from CIA Director Gina Haspel, but she’s been stonewalling and refusing to comply. Grassley suggested this morning that Haspel could be protecting herself because she’s part of the coup to take down Trump:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

CIA Whistleblower Exposes Biden’s Alleged Role With the Deaths of Seal Team — Claims to Have Documented Proof

In this article is a full interview of a CIA Whistleblower, Allan Harrow Parrot, who is being interviewed by Charles Woods and Nicholas Noe. It surfaced on Sunday and shows the three talking about the blackmail /extortion of $152 Billion US dollars, that was sent to Iran to cover up the deaths of Seal Team 6 by the Obama/Biden administration.

Parrot, a former CIA agent, has extensive experience with the intelligence community, and he is planning on releasing documents this week on what he said are going to uncover “numerous crimes sprees”.

The following are updates that have unfolded since the article was originally published:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Facebook Censors Story About Biden Foreign Lobbying Scandal

Facebook is censoring the bombshell New York Post story about Joe Biden’s foreign lobbying scandal by deliberately reducing its spread on the platform.

Earlier today, the newspaper revealed how Hunter Biden had introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive in a Ukrainian energy firm a year before Biden pressured the government of Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who was investigating the company.

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

Federal Judge Says Inmates Eligible for $1,200 Stimulus Checks

A California judge has ruled that incarcerated inmates are eligible to receive the $1,200 stimulus check issued by the federal government as support during the coronavirus pandemic.

Phyllis Hamilton, a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, said excluding incarcerated people from the stimulus package is arbitrary and that nothing in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act bars inmates from receiving funds.

The decision came after an incarcerated man and a group of formerly incarcerated women filed suit on behalf of the 1.5 million prisoners across the country. The IRS had originally sent payment to prisoners, but later told prison officials to collect and return checks that arrived at facilities for prisoners.

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

Gates Says Life Can Return to Normal Only After We Pay Him for the Second Generation of Vaccines

“The only way we’ll get completely back to normal is by having, maybe not the first generation of vaccines, but eventually a vaccine that is super-effective, and that a lot of the people take, and that we get the disease eliminated on a global basis,” Gates said Sunday in an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press program. “That is where we can finally start taking all the problems that have been created — in education, mental health — and start to build back in a positive way.”

According to that standard, Americans might need to live for years, or for life, under social-distancing guidelines and other Covid-19 restrictions. It’s certainly gloomier than the assessment Gates gave in a Fox interview last month, when he said progress on vaccines might make it possible for a return to normalcy in the US by the summer of 2021.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Georgia Rep. Doug Collins Introduces Legislation to Remove Pelosi as House Speaker

Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) introduced a resolution on Monday to push for the removal of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from her position as Speaker of the House. The resolution claims Pelosi “does not have the mental fitness” to hold the position.

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

Johnson & Johnson Pauses COVID-19 Vaccine Trial After ‘Unexplained Illness’

Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson said Monday it has paused the advanced clinical trial of its experimental coronavirus vaccine because of an unexplained illness in one of the volunteers.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Citizens Rally Around Police Chief Who Was Forced to Retire Over Wife’s Facebook Post

In a lengthy Facebook post, Lancaster Police Chief Jarrad Berkihiser’s wife defended him after being forced to resign over a Facebook post she wrote. The post confirmed that the police chief was being forced to resign for a post made by his wife on Facebook regarding President Trump’s visit to Pennsylvania.

She wrote that she would vote for Trump again because, “You don’t see him [Trump] meeting with Jacob Blake’s family and speaking to him by phone.”

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

Latest Call for ‘Direct Action’ Escalated Portland Protest Destruction, Pushed for Anonymity

Portland’s mayor and police chief Monday vowed to pursue and punish protesters who broke windows and threw flares into the Oregon Historical Society, toppled statues of two celebrated U.S. presidents and fired gunshots into a restaurant during a downtown riot the previous night.

But the culprits may prove difficult to identify let alone capture.

After months of demonstrations punctuated by violent clashes or vandalism, many of the city’s most militant protesters remain largely elusive or unknown.

Calls to action by often anonymous organizers spread rapidly among left-wing activists on social media and can come together in a matter of hours.

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

Left-Wing Activists Post Online Guide to Destroying the Country if Election is Close

A group of radical left-wing activists has posted an online guide about how to create civil unrest in America in the event that the 2020 election is too close to call.

The guide, “Stopping the Coup,” is being circulated by a group called ShutDownDC. It outlines a sinister plan for disruption as a response to an imagined “coup” by President Trump.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Man Charged With Assault After Farting in Uber

The driver wasn’t the only one hitting the gas…

[…] Fortunately the gass-enger admitted to assault occasioning actual harm on November 30, which landed him a six month-jail term, a $650 fine and 120 hours of community service…

[…] This isn’t the first time someone has raised a stink over flatulence. In August, a Florida woman was arrested after assaulting her father because he farted too much in their shared home.

[Trust Florida to show and place in this race to the (ahem) bottom.]

           — Hat tip: NorseRadish [Return to headlines]
 

Megalomaniac: Fauci Has Every Article That Mentions His Name Delivered to His Inbox

The pandemic panic promoter is loving the spotlight.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the COVID-19 alarmist who has been a government bureaucrat for an astonishing 52 years, is loving his time in the spotlight. The 36 year director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) gets a daily email with every single news article that mentions his name, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request emails has revealed…

Instead of educating Americans with the latest facts and data related to the pandemic, Fauci appears to be spending his time booking media appearances, reading articles about himself, and using debunked models to continue to call for another shutdown of the entire country indefinitely. In Fauci’s latest panic pitch, he is now claiming that hundreds of thousands of Americans will die from COVID-19 if the country does not follow his demands for massive restrictions, which include widespread lockdowns and mandatory masking.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Melania Trump Reveals Son Barron Tested Positive for COVID-19 But Had ‘No Symptoms’

US President Donald Trump’s 14-year-old son Barron also tested positive for Covid-19 at one point but experienced no symptoms, First Lady Melania Trump has revealed, in a statement chronicling her experience with the coronavirus.

The president and his wife both tested positive late on October 1, but Barron was said to have tested negative at the time. He returned a positive test at some point after that, Melania Trump revealed on Wednesday.

“Luckily he is a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms,” and has since tested negative, the first lady said.

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

National Justice Exclusive: Leaked Shell Oil Memo Incentivizes Anti-White Discrimination

The capitalist embrace of explicitly anti-white policies is accelerating at Shell Oil, which is also a prominent sponsor of Nikole Hannah-Jones’ 1619 Project,

An internal email provided to National Justice from the company’s president Gretchen Watkins titled “The Shell Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan” leads with a Black Lives Matter style narrative about the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery that bares no resemblance to the facts on the ground.

According to the memo, all employees at the company will be obligated to complete White Privilege and anti-racist “intervention” training by 2021. The multi-national has also designated a Diversity & Inclusion Day that will “focus on social justice,” an initiative to increase donations to a variety of leftist groups, and a supply chain policy that racially privileges non-white vendors.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

New York Post Publishes Photo of Hunter Biden Sleeping With Crack Pipe in His Mouth

A laptop originally sent for repair by Hunter Biden but then never picked up was the source of a trove of photographs and emails published today by the New York Post, among them are emails that show Hunter and Joe Biden did discuss the younger man’s business interests, proving Joe lied about knowing nothing about Hunter’s business when speaking to reporters, and one photograph that appears to show Hunter asleep with a crack pipe in his mouth.

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

NYC Begins Extortive Tyranny, Punishes People for COVID-19 “Violations”

If you disobey master Andrew Cuomo and comrade Bill de Blasio in New York City, you could be extorted for up to $150,000. The tyrannical rollout is here, and it is coming soon to another city near you.

Brace yourself. This isn’t going to stop in New York, it is only being rolled out there first. Many of the over $150,000 worth of fines to be extorted will come from religious groups dare to worship and gather as they please, which is a basic fundamental human right. The New York City government announced 62 summonses and over $150,000 in fines since Friday during pandemic-related closures and restrictions, the city said in a Sunday tweet.

The penalties, which were levied by “City agents in the Red, Orange and Yellow zones,” included five issued to religious congregations, reported CNN. They are trying to scare people into obedience.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

NYPD Chief of Patrol Quits Following Rift With Mayor Bill De Blasio That Exploded During Orthodox-Jewish COVID Protests Amid $1 Billion Funding Cut to NYC’s Finest

New York Police Department’s chief of patrol has resigned after less than a year on the job, reportedly because of disagreements with Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York.

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Pelosi Slams CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: “You’re Always an Apologist for Republicans”

Did CNN just realize that if Trump loses, their viewership will truly go thru the floor?

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Portland Antifa Shooter Had Loaded Gun When Killed by Police

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Four officers fired over 30 rounds at Portland, Oregon, fugitive Michael Reinoehlafter they cornered him in his car Sept. 3 outside a Washington apartment complex where he had been hiding out, a sheriff’s official said Tuesday in an update on the investigation.

Thurston County Sheriff’s Lt. Ray Brady said Tuesday that police found Reinoehl with a loaded .380-caliber handgun in his front pocket and his hand on or near the gun after he was fatally shot by police officers in Lacey, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.

Reinoehl was the suspect in the fatal Portland shooting of Aaron “Jay” Danielson after a pro-Trump car caravan Aug. 29.

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‘Put Your F***ing Mask on!’: Drive-by Mask Shaming of Jewish Man Highlights Rising Tensions in COVID-19-Era NYC

“Hurry up! Put it on!”

[Comment: Soon the driver will be shouting “Down with Oceania!”]

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‘Repeal Section 230!’ Trump Comments on Twitter, Facebook Censoring Story About Hunter Biden

US President Donald Trump has taken notice of the social media crackdown on the New York Post over a story about his challenger Joe Biden’s son Hunter and his business dealings in Ukraine, urging a crackdown on platforms instead.

“So terrible that Facebook and Twitter took down the story of ‘Smoking Gun’ emails related to Sleepy Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, in the [New York Post],” Trump tweeted on Wednesday evening.

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Schools Are Not Super-Spreaders, Economist’s Analysis Says

Schools have not become super-spreaders of the coronavirus, according to an analysis by Brown University economist Emily Oster.

Oster wrote in an op-ed published in The Atlantic that infection rates were at 0.13% among students and 0.24% among staff, according to data she had collected on 200,000 children in 47 states.

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Sean Ono Lennon Mocks Portland Statue Vandals: ‘The Pyramids Should be Torn Down Immediately’

When you talk about destruction, you can count out Sean Ono Lennon.

Last Sunday’s “Day of Rage” in Portland, Ore. — in which rioters toppled statues of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt — drew mockery on Twitter from Lennon, the 45-year-old son of the late rocker John Lennon and artist Yoko Ono.

“Can someone explain why it appears a Lincoln statue was toppled in Portland,” Lennon wrote Monday. “Asking for a friend.”

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Sen. John Kennedy: New Hunter Biden Report as Serious as ‘Four Heart Attacks and a Stroke’

A New York Post report involving newly unearthed emails between Hunter Biden and an executive at Ukrainian energy company Burisma is as serious “as four heart attacks and a stroke,” Senate Judiciary Committee member John Kennedy, R-La., told “Special Report” Wednesday.

The report states that the emails suggest the younger Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to the executive, Vadym Pozharskyi. If true, the report contradicts the Democratic nominee’s denial that he has ever spoken to Hunter about his overseas business dealings.

[Comment: Senator John Kennedy (R-La) is one of the most quotable politicians in American history. This is what he said when Jeffrey Epstein was found dead: “Christmas ornaments, drywall and Jeffrey Epstein — name three things that don’t hang themselves. That’s what the American people think…and they deserve some answers.]

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Smoking-Gun Email Reveals How Hunter Biden Introduced Ukrainian Businessman to VP Dad

Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company, according to emails obtained by The Post.

The never-before-revealed meeting is mentioned in a message of appreciation that Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Burisma, allegedly sent Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015, about a year after Hunter joined the Burisma board at a reported salary of up to $50,000 a month.

“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure,” the email reads.

An earlier email from May 2014 also shows Pozharskyi, reportedly Burisma’s No. 3 exec, asking Hunter for “advice on how you could use your influence” on the company’s behalf.

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Tattletales: Failing Liberal Comedians Beg YouTube, Twitter to Censor Their Competition

Multiple left-wing media personalities have begun tagging the Twitter accounts of social media platforms and begging them to take action against In Real Life (IRL) livestreamer Tim “Baked Alaska” Gionet, whose livestreams have garnered significant attention and positive feedback in recent weeks.

A clip of Gionet, who holds America First conservative political views, telling employees enforcing mask regulations to “shut the f**k up” drew the ire of left-wing self-described comedians Vic Berger and Tim Heidecker on Monday.

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Tesla Says Plant Was Targeted by ‘Sabotage’

Back in August, Tesla made public a strange allegation relating to its cybersecurity. The electric car company says that a Russian-speaking employee was offered $1 million dollars to insert malware into its network so certain nefarious actors could extract data.

Instead of taking the bait, the employee — a worker at Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory — reported the scheme to Tesla, who asked the FBI to intervene. The ensuing trap involved the employee wearing a wire and extracting key info from the hacker, who was eventually arrested as he attempted to flee the country.

Close call, right? Well, unfortunately Tesla barely had a chance to exhale before reports surfaced that the company had been the target of another attempt at “malicious sabotage” — but this time it appears to have been an internal attempt.

[Legal establishments are still holding their collective breath over the possibility of hackers inducing potentially fatal software faults in electric vehicles—not to mention driverless cars. Burning battery packs represent a nightmare for accident response teams: Conductive (i.e., ordinary) water not being the best option to extinguish such fires.]

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The Cultural Failure That Makes Spouting Nonsense About Trump Possible

Like an immense mythological monster, Media Trump Hate must be hurled each week, or sometimes more often, in an arsenic-laced dosage of malicious fiction at the Trump campaign.

There have been so many of them that very few can now be remembered even those that were momentarily taken seriously by reputable observers, such as the idea that lawyer Michael Cohen paying blackmail to Stormy Daniels, constituted an illegal campaign donation.\

[…]

This is the Red Queen school of evidence-gathering and prosecution followed by almost the entire U.S. media in respect of the president. This is the same refined school of jurisprudence exhibited by that well-known jurisconsult Don Lemon (CNN) when he declares that any reference by President Trump to the existence of any human beings of a different pigmentation to himself constitutes “a racially charged statement.”

Nothing could be simpler: the week has not gone by when the president has said or done something or failed to say or do something which must be assumed to be the cause of a real or apprehended unpleasant event.

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Trump: “I Was Right About Damaging Lockdowns”

During his first rally since swiftly defeating coronavirus, President Trump again slammed lockdown policies, and declared that he was right about resisting them all along, after the World Health Organisation admitted that countries should not be using lockdowns as a way of controlling the virus.

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Trump: Biden Son-in-Law “Cashing in” On Coronavirus

President Trump told a huge crowd in Pennsylvania Tuesday that Joe Biden’s family is “cashing in” on the coronavirus.

“Just this week, we learned that another member of the Biden family is getting rich off connections to Joe,” Trump announced, referring to revelations that Howard Krein, an investor married to Biden’s daughter, has taken on the role of advising the Democratic candidate on the virus.

“His son-in-law — just came out, big story — is cashing in on the China virus pandemic,” Trump said, referring to the fact that Krein’s company is investing in startups primarily concerned with finding coronavirus health solutions.

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Trump, Biden Will Participate in Competing Town Halls the Night the Second Debate Was Supposed to Happen

President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden will hold competing town hallsThursday night after the the Commission on Presidential Debates on Friday canceled the second presidential debate originally planned for that day.

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Why Nature Supports Joe Biden for US President

We cannot stand by and let science be undermined. Joe Biden’s trust in truth, evidence, science and democracy make him the only choice in the US election.

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Why Democrats Hate Amy Coney Barrett

This week, Democrats struggled to explain why Judge Amy Coney Barrett should not be confirmed to serve on the Supreme Court. They trotted out hackneyed arguments, suggesting that some political norm had been broken by a Republican president nominating a judge to be confirmed as a justice by a Republican Senate in an election year. There have been 19 times where a seat became vacant in an election year and both the presidency and Senate were controlled by the same party, resulting in 17 judicial confirmations. They suggested that Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish to leave her seat open until a Democrat takes power represented a sort of binding legal commitment.

And they fumed.

They fumed that Barrett refuses to pledge fealty to their political priorities. They fumed that Barrett has stated that the role of the judiciary is not to achieve moral ends but to enforce the law. They fumed that Barrett had the temerity to state that “courts are not designed to solve every problem or right every wrong in our public life,” that “the policy decisions and value judgments of government must be made by the political branches” and that she has done her utmost to “reach the result required by the law,” whatever her preferences might be.

That’s because, in the view of the political left, the court ought to be merely another weapon in its political arsenal.

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BAME People ‘Are Over-Represented on TV’: Ethnic Minorities Make Up 22% of Actors and Presenters While Only Representing 12% of British Population, Research Shows

Ethnic minorities are overrepresented as actors and presenters on British television but continue to be sidelined off screen, new research suggests.

People from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds accounted for more than 22 per cent of all on-screen TV contributions last year, while representing just 12.8 per cent of the UK population.

But over the past three years, on-screen contributions by South Asian ethnic groups have fallen from 7.1 per cent to 5.6 per cent…

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Chinese Firm Linked to Communist Government Collected Data on Hungary’s Most Influential People, Including PM Orban’s Family

A Chinese company with links to the Communist Party and the People’s Liberation Army has been collecting personal data on some of Hungary’s most influential people and their families, including Hungarian Prime Viktor Orban’s family, researchers have revealed.

Researchers last month announced that a list containing the personal information of 2.4 million people and 650,000 organizations had been collected by Shenzhen Zhenhua Data Information Technology, a company linked to the Chinese Communist Party and the People’s Liberation Army, Szabad Európa reports.

A total of 710 Hungarians and their relatives had their personal information collected by the CCP-linked data company. Among them were Hungarian politicians, diplomats, judges, police captains, programmers, financial professionals, church leaders, as well as state companies and their employees.

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European Commission Ignored Hungarian Government Position in Rule of Law Report: Justice Minister Varga

When compiling its rule of law report published two weeks ago, the European Commission did not take into account the position of the Hungarian government, hence the “report should not serve as a basis for rule of law debates”, Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga wrote in a Facebook post.

“Our comments were ignored by the Commission. However, it often refers to certain NGOs — in the case of Hungary, to 12 NGOs. Of these, 11 have recently received financial support from the Open Society Foundation. The report was, in fact, drafted by these NGOs,” Varga wrote.

[Comment: Hungary should join the Brexit club.]

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France: ‘We’ve Had Enough’ — Paris Police Officers Protest After Their Station Attacked With Firework Mortars

In response to the attack of about forty armed people on the police station in the Paris suburb of Champigny-sur-Marne, a hundred French police officers staged a protest in front of the attacked police station on Monday.

The Champigny police station, about fifteen kilometers from the center of Paris, has become a target of a siege for the third time in the past two years. This time the attack ended with knocked out windows and damaged police vehicles. No one has been arrested.

“We are here to say we have had enough. We want the government to take stricter measures to protect us,” said Bruno Angelo, a representative of one of the police trade unions, in an interview with the AFP news agency.

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France: Former Journalist on Trial for 2017 Notre Dame Attack

Former journalist Farid Ikken is on trial for attacking a police officer with a hammer in front of Paris’s Notre Dame cathedral in 2017.

The 43-year-old Algerian faces up to 30 years in prison for the attack which he claimed was not attempted murder but was meant to draw attention to the issue of the French army being deployed in Syria and Iraq.

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French Woman Says Facebook Censored Her Video of a Foreign Male Sexually Assaulting Her in Public

A French woman who recorded and uploaded non-graphic footage of a foreign man sexually assaulting her on a train, has accused Facebook of censoring the video post, saying that the social media giant has prevented the sex offender from being exposed. The victim also urged the French government to begin protecting the country’s female population.

During the disturbing video recording, the female victim can be seen sitting facing a foreign man who’s sitting in the chair opposite of her. At first, the recording shows the man — who’s sitting slouched over in the chair — touching his genitals as he looks at the woman. He then mutters a few unintelligible words before he unzips his jeans, grabs the victim’s leg, and attempts to remove her shoe.

Repeatedly, the victim commands the man to stop assaulting her as she attempts to push his hands away from her leg. The video, which she also posted to Twitter, was given a “sensitive material” tag, meaning users have to click to view it.

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French Museum Censors After China’s Demands

Bad news: it’s not just the Left in the West who are waging a “war on language” with revolutionary zeal, and nitpicking words to further their political and ideological agendas: the Chinese authorities do it, too.

When these worlds collide, however, it makes the phenomenon all the more interesting, and the mechanism behind it all the more stark and fascinating. In this instance, a museum in the French town of Nantes was forced to shut down an exhibition dedicated to the 13th century Mongol emperor Genghis Khan — because Beijing wanted “certain words” removed from it.

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German Government Backs Antifa, Opposition Party Warns

The German government is actively backing radical left-wing groups, through financial channels and otherwise, according to officials in the top opposition party.

Antifa and other ‘extreme left’ factions must be cut off from state support in order to slow their momentum and disempower them, representatives of the nationalist-populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party told Infowars Europe.

“We, as a party, are trying our best to just defund them,” said Vadim Derksen, head of the AfD youth wing in Berlin “The government gives lots of money to them. They live on the government. They are funded by the government.”

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How UK “Track-and-Trace” Data From Restaurants is Being Harvested and Sold

This latest revelation will no doubt be an embarrassment to what is already looking like a haphazard biosurveillance operation being run by the UK government.

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Huge Crowds Swarm UK City Streets Ahead of ‘Tier 3’ Coronavirus Lockdown

Street parties erupted in Liverpool hours before the city entered into a strict lockdown, prompting both condemnation and praise from Britons as new coronavirus restrictions polarize the country.

The Northern England city was placed in the highest-risk category and was ordered to close its pubs and gyms after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a three-tier system designed to stop the spread of Covid-19. Liverpool residents are also prohibited from socializing with other households, both indoors and outdoors.

Hours before the draconian measures took effect, however, dozens of young people poured into the city’s center, where they danced and participated in other forms of not-socially-distanced merrymaking.

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Hungarian NGOs Receive Around €1 Million in Year in Support

NGOs operating in Hungary receive around €1 million in support each year, Hungary’s deputy secretary of state for civil and social relations of the Prime Minister’s Office, Vince Szalay-Bobrovniczky, announced on Tuesday during a television interview.

During the interview segment, Szalay-Bobrovniczky rebutted claims made by EU officials and left-wing interest groups which suggest that the government is waging war on civil society through its System of National Cooperation, saying that approximately 60,000 NGOs currently operating across the country, receive around €1 million every year in donations from ministries, municipalities, and private organizations, Magyar Hirlap reports.

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No-Deal Brexit Now ‘Likely’ Outcome Says French Minister

France’s foreign affairs minister says no-deal is now ‘likely’ as Brexit talks enter their last days.

Speaking in parliament yesterday Jean-Yves Le Drian said: “As things stand now, the hypothesis of a no-deal is a very credible hypothesis; unfortunately a likely one today.”

He added: “We know the British are skillful at tactics, but even if they are formidable tacticians, today the time is over for tactics. There’s no time for games, the deadline is coming up.”

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Poland Ready to Veto EU Budget to Protect Its Freedom and Sovereignty, Says PiS Leader Kaczynski

Poland is ready to defend itself against the European Union, including by vetoing the entire EU budget, said PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski in an interview with Gazeta Polska.

During the interview, Kaczynski was asked about Poland’s struggle with “those who would want to impose their values or even subject Poland as part of the EU.”

In response, he answered that “we are dealing with an attempt to strip us of our sovereignty, even in the sphere of culture.”

[Comment: Poland should join the Brexit club.]

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Populist Senator Matteo Salvini Wears ‘Trump 2020’ Mask in Italian Parliament

Populist senator Matteo Salvini sported a “Trump 2020” mask in Italian parliament on Tuesday ahead of remarks that he was set to deliver to the Senate.

“Greetings from the Senate, my speech in half an hour,” tweeted Salvini on Tuesday. “Good evening, friends.”

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Romanian President Who Attacked Hungary Receives Second German Prize for Promoting European Unity

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, who earlier this year launched a vicious attack against Hungary and ethnic Hungarians in his country, will receive later today the Emperor Otto Prize, awarded to those “who have rendered outstanding services to the European unification process, particularly with regard to the Central, Eastern and Southeastern European states”, in the German city of Magdeburg, the government of Saxony-Anhalt announced.

“Through his political work in his home country, he is particularly committed to a pro-European, rule of law policy,” Magdeburg mayor Lutz Trümper wrote, adding that Iohannis joins the ranks of other prominent personalities who work for “peace, democracy and global openness”.

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Support for Scottish Independence at Historic High, Poll Finds

A new poll has found that as many as 58 percent of Scottish voters support a breakaway from the United Kingdom — the highest in any survey to date. The poll also found widespread dissatisfaction with PM Boris Johnson among Scots.

When undecided voters aren’t counted, 58 percent of Scots would vote in favor of independence, an Ipsos MORI pollrevealed on Wednesday. Including undecided voters, 55 percent of people would vote yes, 39 percent would vote no, and six percent were unsure.

The result is the biggest polling lead for the Scottish independence movement ever recorded. Back in 2014, Scotland voted against independence by 55.3 percent to 47.7 percent, and since the referendum, the yes side has broken 50 percent only once in opinion polling, in a 2015 Ipsos survey.

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Swedish Health Chief Said Country Avoided Lockdown to Prevent “Pandemic Fatigue”

Swedish health chief Olivia Wigzell explained that her country didn’t impose the kind of draconian coronavirus lockdown seen in other European countries in order to prevent the public from developing “pandemic fatigue.”

Despite the mainstream media predicting that this would lead to massive fatalities, Sweden has recorded under 6,000 coronavirus deaths and now has the lowest death rate in Europe.

The Scandinavian country’s GDP fared better than the rest of Europe and now large segments of the population have developed herd immunity, reducing the impact of any potential “second wave.”

Sweden’s health care system was never overwhelmed, even at the height of the pandemic, and the country is now in a better position than any other country on the continent, virtually all of which continue to follow disastrous lockdown policies.

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The First Greek to Get the Russian COVID-19 Vaccine: “I’m Fine”

Judo Olympian Valerios Aslanidis is the first Greek to get the Russian COVID-19 vaccine in Moscow and spoke with Sputnik Hellas about his experience.

Aslanidis became the first Greek to try the Russian vaccine against COVID-19. The president of the Greek community of Anapa revealed to Sputnik Hellas that a friend urged him to get the vaccine and immediately took the first plane to Moscow.

“They checked everything for me before the vaccine”

The 67-year-old Pontian lives permanently in Anapa, Russia, where he has his own vineyard with the wine called “Old Greek “ and is currently at home, after receiving the vaccine five days ago.

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Top German Lawyer Wants COVID Panic Perpetrators Tried for Crimes Against Humanity…

A top German trial lawyer has called for Covid fraud perpetrators jailed for “probably the greatest crime against humanity ever committed.” Dr. Reinger Fuellmich is a lawyer known for corruption trials against Deutsche Bank and Volkswagen.

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UK Drops Boris Johnson’s Thursday Brexit Deadline, Talks Will Continue Into November: Report

The British government is so desperate to sign a Brexit deal with the European Union it will abandon yet another Brexit deadline tomorrow to allow talks to continue, according to claims.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had insisted on an October 15th cutoff for talks to reach a conclusive and positive point, believing that beyond that day there would not be time for European governments and the European Parliament to ratify the deal. But according to an unnamed source speaking to Bloomberg, the UK is now ready to abandon that deadline and continue talks.

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UK: Bulgarian Vagrant Set Fire to Policeman Trying to Evict Him From Prince Charles’s Land

Homeless Bulgarian migrant Blagovest Hadjigueorguiev admitted setting fire to a police officer last month who tried to evict him from land belonging to Prince Charles.

Appearing before Truro Crown Court on Tuesday, the 30-year-old admitted to committing an act of grievous bodily harm with intent against PC Darral Mares and attempted grievous bodily harm with intent towards PC Alen Lenton.

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UK: Council Hands Out Used COVID Testing Swab Kits by Mistake to Students

Five students are in quarantine after opening used coronavirus nasal swab tests which were mistakenly handed out as part of a testing scheme, an undergraduate said today.

Seven households in Selly Oak, Birmingham were given the used kits as part of Birmingham City Council’s ‘drop and collect’ service on Tuesday.

Students were ‘shocked and worried’ when they opened the boxes only to discover sealed bags inside containing used swabs.

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UK: Delingpole: Pub Renamed ‘Three Bellends’ In ‘Tribute’ To Boris, Cummings and Hancock

A Liverpool bar-owner has renamed his pub The Three Bellends in a sarcastic tribute to the three men he holds responsible for ruining his business: Prime Minister Boris Johnson; Chief Advisor Dominic Cummings; and Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

Daniel Davies, the owner of the pub formerly known as ‘the James Atherton’ in New Brighton, a seaside resort near Liverpool, says that the government’s lockdown and 10pm curfew policies have caused ‘complete carnage’ in his industry.

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UK: Head of Oxford University Vaccine Team Says Face Masks, Social Distancing Will Continue Until Next Summer

The leader of the coronavirus vaccine team at Oxford University declared Tuesday that nothing is going to approach returning to normal until at least next Summer.

Professor Andrew Pollard said that face masks and social distancing rules are not going away any time soon, declaring that a vaccine is still months away and would only become available for key workers during the first phase of its rollout anyway.

“Life won’t be back to normal until summer at the earliest. We may need masks until July,” Pollard said during an online seminar with Oxford alumni.

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UK: Survey: One in Eight Believe Coronavirus is a Hoax to Usher in Forced Vaccinations

A University of Cambridge survey has revealed that one in eight people in Britain believe that coronavirus is a globalist conspiracy designed to enable governments to usher in forced vaccinations.

The study, published in the Royal Society Open Science journal, also found that close to one in five will refuse to get a Covid vaccine.

“Certain misinformation claims are consistently seen as reliable by substantial sections of the public,” proclaimed Dr Sander van der Linden, co-author of the study.

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UK: Tory Rebellion as MPs Vote Against Boris’s Coronavirus Curfew

Forty-two Conservative MPs rebelled against their government in a retrospective vote on imposing a 10 pm curfew on pubs and the hospitality industry, in the latest backbench revolt against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s coronavirus regime.

While the result of the vote was effectively meaningless as the powers are already in place, it registers the growing disquiet amongst the backbenches of the Conservative-led government. A similar rebellion took place last week over the ‘rule of six’; however, that protest was much smaller with just 12 MPs voting against the law that restricts gatherings.

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UK’s First ‘COVID-19 Border’ In the Works as Entry Into Wales From Coronavirus Hotspots to be Restricted

People from Covid-19 hotspots elsewhere in the UK will not be allowed to travel to Wales, the country’s first minister announced on Wednesday. The decision is the first to establish a kind of coronavirus border within the UK.

“There has been no formal response from [PM Boris Johnson] to my requests to restrict travel into Wales from coronavirus hotspots,” First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford tweeted on Wednesday.

“I am preparing new regulations to protect the health of people in Wales that will come into force on Friday.”

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Underlying Volcano Melted Iceland’s ‘Funeral Glacier’, Not Climate Change

Newly released information from the Icelandic Met Office states that yet another of Iceland’s sub-glacial volcanoes, Grimsvotn, has quickly increased the magnitude of its geothermal heat flow.

This is acting to melt the thick layer of overlying glacial ice (see here and see here). This increased heat flow is one of many geological reasons why volcanologists stated that the Grimsvotn volcano may erupt soon.

This new volcanic activity substantiates that the Okjokull “Funeral” Glacier should not have been laid to rest due to climate change.

Rather, it should be recognized for what it is, melting of a glacier is the result of another high geothermally active Icelandic volcano.

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Video: Armed Police Sent to Issue Fine to COVID-Violating Gym in UK

A video out of the UK shows a gym owner explaining how armed police were sent to issue fines because his business violated COVID restrictions by failing to close down following a government mandate.

Nicholas Whitcombe previously announced via a YouTube video that his Bodytec Fitness gym, which is located in Wirral, would be remaining open despite a new law that mandates all gyms in the region close their doors due to a rise in coronavirus infections.

“The UK’s Government has took it upon themselves to close gyms in the North West, despite the overwhelming evidence that gyms are not a major spreaders of COVID,” says a description on his fundraiser page.

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G20 Interfaith Forum Urges Putting ‘Human Dignity Back at the Center’ Of Global Debate

As leaders from ten different religious traditions “gathered” through Zoom at an interfaith forum hosted in Saudi Arabia, Pope Francis’s latest document on human fraternity had a central place in the discussions.

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Two Months After Pioneering ‘Sputnik V’ Launched, Putin Announces Registration of 2nd Russian COVID-19 Vaccine, Says 3rd on Way

President Vladimir Putin announced on Wednesday that Russia has registered its second domestic Covid-19 vaccine, with a third already on the way. A phase-three trial, with 40,000 volunteers, is due to begin in the near future.

In August, Russia was the first country to announce the registration of a Covid-19 vaccine, which has since been taken by thousands of Muscovites, as part of its final trial phase. With a second formula registered and another around the corner, Russia will soon have a wide range of options.

The name of the new vaccine is EpiVacCorona and it is being produced in Siberia by Vector, a biological research center. Located near the city of Novosibirsk, Vector is a world-class virology and biotechnology facility, and has one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of viruses, including Ebola, SARS, and smallpox.

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Azerbaijan, Armenia Trade Accusations of Breaking Cease-Fire in Nagorno-Karabakh

Russia on Wednesday proposed sending military observers to monitor a shaky cease-fire in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, amid mutual recriminations between Armenia and Azerbaijan over alleged truce violations.

In the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, officials accused Armenia of trying to attack Azerbaijan’s petroleum pipelines. In turn, Armenian officials said Azerbaijan was trying to seize Nagorno-Karabakh despite the cease-fire.

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New Species of Water Bear Uses Fluorescent ‘Shield’ To Survive Lethal UV Radiation

Tardigrades, small aquatic creatures known as water bears, can survive extreme heat, radiation, and even the vacuum of outer space—conditions that would kill most animals. Now, scientists have discovered a new species of tardigrade that can endure ultraviolet (UV) light so lethal, it is regularly used to get rid of hard-to-kill viruses and bacteria.

The discovery was made by chance: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science scoured their campus for water bears, and then exposed them to extreme conditions. They happened to have a germicidal UV lamp in the lab, so they hit their specimens with it. The dose of 1 kilojoule per square meter, which killed bacteria and roundworms after just 5 minutes, was lethal to Hypsibius exemplaris tardigrades at 15 minutes; most died after 24 hours. But when they hit a strange, reddish brown species with the same dose, all survived. What’s more, when the researchers upped the dose four times, about 60% of the reddish brown bears lived for more than 30 days.

The researchers realized they had found a new species of tardigrade, part of the Paramacrobiotus genus. To figure out how the new species—which was found living in moss on a concrete wall in Bengaluru, India—survived, the scientists examined it with an inverted fluorescence microscope. To their surprise, under the UV light, the reddish tardigrades became blue (above). Fluorescent pigments, likely located under the tardigrades’ skin, transformed the UV light into harmless blue light, the team reports today in Biology Letters. In contrast, Paramacrobiotus with less pigment died about 20 days after exposure.

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Tech Companies Race to Create Social Distancing Surveillance Tech to Police the Public

A Japanese tech company has developed a “fish bubble” to enforce social distancing. The fish bubble is the latest of weird technologies launched in an effort to police the post-corona-lockdown world.

A video posted by NHK News in Japan shows that Hitachi has developed a “fish bubble” to help with social distancing.

The technology uses sensors to detect the location of a person. Then it projects a 2-meter bubble (circle) around the person, with animated fish swimming inside. If a person comes too close to another, the fish escape the bubble, which is a warning that the person should change their position.

According to the promo video, the company hopes to commercialize the technology soon.

China is already working on integrating social distancing technology into its controversial and burdensome social credit score system. So, in the near future, Chinese residents might start accruing fines for breaking social distancing regulations.

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Daniel Andrews’ Office is Vandalised for the Second Time in Three Weeks — With the Words ‘Sack Dan’ Painted in Red and Windows Shattered by Bricks

The words ‘Sack Dan’ were painted across the windows and door of Mr Andrews’ parliamentary office in Melbourne’s Noble Park, on Wednesday night.

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Karen From Brighton Flees Victoria: Woman Who Went Viral After Slamming Dan Andrews’ Lockdown of Melbourne is Living a Far Better Life After Heading to the Northern Territory

Jodi Grollo went viral after slamming Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on a news segment about his harsh 5km travel limits.

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Trapped Down Under: Scott Morrison Says Australians Won’t be Allowed Overseas for ‘The Foreseeable Future’ — And Refuses to Put a Date on Travel Bubbles With Any ‘Safe’ Countries

Since 17 March Aussies have been banned from leaving the country unless they are going for more than three months or have an exemption.

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Victoria’s Top Doctor Admits the Government Has ‘Powers’ To Access People’s Mobile Phones to Check Their Location — After an Infected Melburnian Spawned Two Regional Outbreaks and ‘Lied About His Travel’

Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said Victorian authorities rely on infected coronavirus cases to tell the truth when being investigated by contact tracers.

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Welcome to Dan Andrews’ Police State, Where Going for a Bike Ride is a Crime: Cyclist is Pulled Over and Grilled by Cops While Out Exercising in Melbourne — After a Private Security Guard Claimed He Was Breaking the Law

The cyclist was riding in an almost empty carpark near the Queen Victoria Markets in Melbourne’s CBD when he was interrogated by a security guard and police.

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Why it’s Nearly Impossible to Get a Job in Australia: The Ludicrous Number of People Applying for Every Entry-Level Job

The staggering figure was released by Anglicare Australia on Wednesday to highlight the tough market for jobseekers who face barriers to work.

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14 Farmers Killed in Nigeria by Terrorist Group Boko Haram

Fourteen farmers were killed in an attack in northeastern Nigeria by members of the Boko Haram terrorist group.

According to local media, the terrorists seized 15 farmers working in their fields in Ngwom village, which is nine miles north of the region’s main city Maiduguri. The terrorists then fatally cut their throats. One farmer survived with a deep gash.

Members of Boko Haram have displaced around 3 million people in more than a decade of horrific activities by the group. Multiple civilians remain trapped in remote communities, and the lack of security on the roads makes it impossible for the captives to flee.

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Glen Snyman: South African Accused of Fraud for Saying He’s ‘African’

A South African teacher has been summoned to a disciplinary hearing, accused of fraud, for identifying as “African” in a job application.

Glen Snyman is “coloured” — as people of mixed race have been known since the country was under white-minority rule.

He is the founder of campaign group People Against Race Classification.

He opposes the use of race categories: “black”, “coloured”, “Indian” and “white” on official documentation, including job-application forms.

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Almost 1 in 2 Young People in North Africa and the Middle East Want to Migrate, Mainly for Economic Reasons

The Arab Youth Survey revealed that 42 percent of young people aged 18 to 24 think of trying their luck in a country other than their own, with 15 percent of them have already made their ambition into a reality by taking steps to emigrate.

The survey was carried out in 17 countries in North Africa and the Middle East, in which the youth population accounts for about 200 million people. Those 45 percent of young people who want to leave represent 30 million people.

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At Least 851 Illegal Migrants on French Terror Watchlist

There are at least 851 illegal immigrants on France’s terror watchlist, according to Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin.

Interior Minister Darmanin stated on Tuesday that 231 illegal migrants were major risks to French security and needed to be deported. At least 180 of those are currently in French custody.

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Family of Iraqi Asylum-Seekers Fly Into Germany on Private Jet Using Forged Diplomatic Passports

A family of Iraqi asylum seekers tried to enter Germany on a private jet using fake diplomatic passports, authorities say.

The mother, father and two children aged seven and 12 flew into Munich on a Hawker Beechcraft chartered private plane from Istanbul last week.

On arrival, they claimed to be diplomats from the Caribbean nation of St Kitts and Nevis, who were travelling on to Dominica after a night in Germany.

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Germany: Migrants in Leipzig Refuse Free Housing Not Central Enough or Lacking an Elevator

Many migrants living in the eastern German city of Leipzig have turned down apartments offered by the municipality-owned Leipzig Housing and Construction Company (LWB) for being too far from the city center, lacking an elevator or otherwise not meeting their expectations, Berlin-based German weekly Junge Freiheit reports.

Leipzig’s LWB currently offers free housing 1,972 migrants who have received asylum in the country, and in the last nine months alone, it has received 370 applications for further accommodations and 30 contracts have been signed. More than half of them have been living in the apartments for at least two years, yet the city plans to continue offering every migrant family its own apartment.

Still, the LWB reports that many migrants have rejected the new housing, but has not released any official figures about how many.

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German Officials Clash in Parliament Over Berlin-Based NGOs Busted for Migrant Smuggling

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas was confronted on the floor of parliament after news broke that Greek authorities had busted a human smuggling network allegedly run by agents of multiple non-governmental organizations (NGOs) based in Berlin.

A total of 33 suspects working for four NGOs were rounded up in late September amid an extensive probe conducted by Greek intelligence and counter-terrorism agencies who believe the trafficking network was engaged in espionage and attacks on national security.

Reports indicate NGO operatives coordinated with colleagues and migrants located on Greek islands — particularly Lesvos — to steer thousands of illegal aliens onward from Turkey to European soil.

After Infowars Europe brought international attention to the story, German MP Petr Bystron raised the issue with Maas during a session in the Bundestag.

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Pope Francis Meets Parents of Priest Stabbed to Death by Tunisian Immigrant

ROME — Pope Francis met with the parents of Father Roberto Malgesini, an Italian priest who was stabbed to death last month by a Tunisian immigrant to whom he had given assistance.

At around 7:00am on September 15, the priest was repeatedly stabbed outside his home in the northern Italian city of Como by 53-year-old Mahmoudi Ridha, a Muslim man Father Malgesini had helped on a number of occasions.

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American Conservative Slams US Ambassador’s Criticisms of Poland Over LGBT Issues

“I fully respect that Poland is a Catholic country, but you need to know that, regarding LGBT, you’re on the wrong side of history,” Georgette Mosbacher said in an interview for Polish portal Wirtualna Polska in September.

These words caused a massive controversy among Polish conservative public opinion a few weeks ago. Now, the controversy has drawn a reaction from a leading American conservative publication, which points out that the US ambassador crossed a dangerous line.

Declan Leary writes in an article for The American Conservative that conservative Poles and their American allies have heard different versions of Mosbacher’s statement many times and mostly from the US LGBT lobby. What is surprising, he notes, is that it has come from the Trump-appointed ambassador to Poland.

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British Lawmaker Rosie Duffield Faces Online Backlash, Death Threats for Suggestion “Only Woman Have a Cervix”

It’s not unusual for transgender women and/or activists standing up for their causes to appear notably combative and aggressive in online conversations — if they perceived them in any way challenging their identity or reality.

A trans woman would be an individual “assigned male” at birth, the definition has it. And when women “assigned female” at birth have anything remotely controversial, or simply undesired to say about the subject, they are often faced with extreme hostility. This process is what spawned the “TERF” acronym, meaning, “trans-exclusionary radical feminist,” and some well-known public figures like celebrated author J.K. Rowling have been labeled as such.

UK Labour MP Rosie Duffield has now joined this “club,” recently getting harassed online, all the way to receiving death threats because of her comments and interviews, where she expressed that in her opinion, “only women have a cervix.”

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Ex-Facebook Honcho Tim Kendall Says Big Tech is a ‘Threat to Democracy, ‘ Calls for Social Media Reform

‘The attention-based business model of social media companies is a threat to democracy,’ Tim Kendall says

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Netherlands Legalizes Child Euthanasia Despite Opposition From Christian Parties

The Dutch government will allow doctors to euthanize terminally ill children as young as one year old, making the Netherlands the second country in the world to permit the practice.

Health Minister Hugo de Jonge announced the change in a letter to Parliament on Tuesday, calling the decision necessary to help “a small group of terminally ill children who are suffering hopelessly and unbearably.”

The decision does not amend any laws, but exempts doctors from prosecution for ending a child’s life in certain conditions and with parental consent. Children between the ages of one and 12 will now be eligible for assisted suicide, whereas previously only newborn infants and teenagers could be euthanized.

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Oreo Hands Out Rainbow-Colored Cookies in Support of LGBT History Month

Oreo, produced by Nabisco, is giving away limited-edition Oreo cookies filled with rainbow colored creme in celebration of LGBT History Month.

The company gave away 10,000 packages of special edition #ProudParent Oreo cookies last Friday to people who shared a photo on social media showing what LGBT “allyship” means to them.

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Supreme Court Upholds Previous Rulings, Rejects South Carolina’s Appeal to End Public Funding for Planned Parenthood

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an effort by South Carolina leaders to cut off public funding for two Planned Parenthood clinics that provide abortions.

The Supreme Court would not consider an appeal by Gov. Henry McMaster that would remove two Planned Parenthood clinics from the state’s Medicaid network. Instead, it upheld previous rulings, requiring South Carolina to reimburse Planned Parenthood clinics that treat Medicaid patients.

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Webster’s Dictionary Rewritten in Real Time After ACB Hearing Suggestion “Sexual Preference” Is Offensive

The English language is undergoing a fast-tracked and forced devolution, championed by certain political and media circles, mostly centering around sexual and other identity politics.

And online dictionaries like Merriam-Webster are keeping up with this process rather efficiently, almost in real time.

This time, it was the term “preference” that got a “makeover”: when denoting orientation, as in, sexual preference, the word is now labeled as “offensive” as of yesterday.

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World Economic Forum Outlines Its ‘Great Reset’ To End Traditional Capitalism

The coronavirus crisis presents an opportunity for a “new kind of capitalism” and “great reset” of global economies, politics, and societies, according to World Economic Forum (WEF) founder and executive chairman Klaus Schwab.

In an article published Monday by the WEF, an impatient Schwab claims neo-liberalism is dead and with it traditional notions of economic capitalism.

In their place is a set of “Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics” the WEF says enables the world to progress under one set of overarching rules as drawn up by it, with “social justice” a key component of this brave new world.

This restructure of the way we do business is the new model for the “great reset” Schwab argues, adding he foresees the coronavirus crisis as too good an opportunity not to “re-evaluate sacred cows of the pre-pandemic system.”

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YouTube to Delete Videos That Go Against the Who “Consensus” on Future Coronavirus Vaccines

Just to be clear: as of this time, there is no such thing as a “coronavirus (COVID) vaccine.” That means that, technically, any “information” about such a vaccine, whether positive or negative, claiming it to be either safe or unsafe, can be viewed as factual falsehood and ultimately, a conspiracy theory — since conspiracy theories are typically based on insufficient evidence, yet are promoted as self-evident truths.

But YouTube has announced that it will only clamp down on content that is negative or suspicious about some future vaccine. That means that if you were to make a video praising this non-existent thing and upload it to the platform, that would be fine — however unproven and unprovable at this moment.

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Rare Magnetism Found in the World’s Strongest Material

Graphene, one of the world’s strongest materials, isn’t normally magnetic. But when stacked and twisted, graphene develops a rare form of magnetism, new research finds.

The magnetic field isn’t created by the usual spin of electrons within the individual graphene layers, but instead arises from the collective swirling of electrons in all of the three-layers of the stacked graphene structure, researchers reported Oct. 12 in the journal Nature Physics.

Graphene is a material made of a single layer (or monolayer) of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb pattern. It’s incredibly light and strong (though it is vulnerable to cracking). It also conducts electricity, making it exciting for use in electronics and sensors.

[Two dimensional (i.e., single atomic thickness) materials promise all sorts of unexpected properties.]

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Room-Temperature Superconductivity in a Carbonaceous Sulfur Hydride

One of the long-standing challenges in experimental physics is the observation of room-temperature superconductivity. Recently, high-temperature conventional superconductivity in hydrogen-rich materials has been reported in several systems under high pressure. An important discovery leading to room-temperature superconductivity is the pressure-driven disproportionation of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) to H3S, with a confirmed transition temperature of 203 kelvin at 155 gigapascals.

[It is important to distinguish between “room temperature” and “high temperature” superconductivity. High temperature superconductivity occurs well above absolute zero (0 °K = —273.15 °C or —459.67 °F) in the relatively balmy reaches of liquid nitrogen (77K = —195.79 °C or —320 °F). Actual room temperature superconductivity represents the holy grail of electrical transmission due to zero-loss conduction without the need for cryogenic refrigeration.

As an example: One way of improving high tension transmission of electricity would be to encase all long line wires in vacuum barrier housings. Much like a thermos bottle, these LN 2 —filled casings would maintain low temperature conductivity and improve the electrical efficiency of existing grid transmission infrastructure. Elimination of these carrier losses is so vital that the expense could even be used to justify such technology. The complexity of installation and maintenance represent insurmountable support issues but the general concept still stands.

Bearing that in mind, if economical—155 gigapascal pressures (1 GPa = 20,885,433.788371 psf) most likely were obtained using diamond anvil technology—superconductivity were achievable at ambient pressures and temperatures, this would represent an advance comparable with sustained, payback-level fusion power generation. A coffee can-sized paddle wheel superconducting generator dipped into a stream outside your mountain cabin could run its stove, laundry, microwave oven, and refrigerator all at once.

Although the foregoing example might be a slight exaggeration, it provides insight with respect to the possibilities opened up by room temperature superconducting motors. Electrically powered aircraft and long-haul freight trucks would be child’s play. The ancient alchemical element of sulfur holds many other promises. Among them is “black silicon” which is capable of emitting and detecting light. This may be critical to intermediate technology optical computing—as a stepping stone to fully light-based integrated circuits.]

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16 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/14/2020

  1. “In other news, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson backed down and allowed the extension of Brexit talks with the EU past the October 15 deadline.”

    There are no negotiations or talk. Both sides give an impression that they are are busy doing something. There is no brexit. Nothing will change. The destruction and islamization of the sick, stupid Continent is not complete yet. Therefore, everything will continue until the establishment of the Caliphate.

    Why do you think erdogan has become such a ruffian. Does he smell the collapse of europe. Is he preparing for raids?

    • Collapse of Europe?
      Europe is lost,Erdogan is not outside the gates,he is inside with all these afroasian”elite”!
      In Comedia Divina ,Dante wrote:Lasciate ogni speranza voi chi entrate(leave all hope you who enter),that will be the war which will start in the Aegean.We will enter a madhouse and guilty is Germany not only Turkey.

      • All is not lost if there are a few men left with a spine. Let me tell you how this all ends, the politicians will continue to screw things up so badly that the natives of Europe will have no where left to turn but their own militaries and the so called far right, who by the way are the only ones that are pointing out the bloody obvious, there will be military coups all over western Europe coming down the pike, take it to the bank, and when it comes it will be sudden, brutal and absolute, the so called elites who sold us all down the river for a few euros and dollars will be dealt with in very extreme fashion. Democracy as we know it is dead, you ain’t going to vote your way out of this farce, get it through your wishful thinking heads and start preparing for the coming Great Purge, it is going to be a place of the strong who will rule and the weak will serve. It is this coldly, bluntly, unapologetically, simple, hard truth. This is no where to be a sheep, this is the land of Wolves now.

    • Who CARES about what kind of deal Britain gets from the EU at this point? What does that change? Half of the people commenting here don’t seem to realize the EU has basically nothing to do with mass migration to Britain, a policy that far predates its existence. Did the EU make police cover up mass rape of teenaged and younger girls in countless towns and cities by a certain demographic in England? Were they the ones that tried and persecuted Tommy for pointing it out? No, their own government did that, Conservatives and Labour alike. The same government that instituted the single most communistic and insane lockdown in the world over a disease that’s less deadly than the common flu. But oh, the Dublin rules make it hard to return a few of the boat migrants. That’s a very small percentage of what comes every year, hundreds of thousands in fact, why hasn’t Nigel Farage pointed out that? Why does he go for the predictable “it’s ok to migrate just go through legal channels”?

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3630847/amp/More-black-people-allowed-Britain-leave-EU-immigration-non-issue-says-Nigel-Farage.html

      Maybe one day the penny will drop, but I doubt it. All this whining about fishing rights when they already gave away any semblance of nationhood through other means.

      • It’s a sickness to behold. Teeming with creepy characters who walk from one to five abreast making no allowance for others sharing the same sidewalk. A tiny alien minority have taken on the attitude of of a huge minority. Spitting on the majority white population as they go.
        Like it or not Europe is going back to local manpower recharge.

    • “UK Army to cut 7,000 troops in cost-saving measure that could leave with just 75,000 soldiers”. All the wrong people paying attention? Do anything for money.

  2. GERMAN POLITICIAN Gottfreid Curio

    A short account of the many rapes and murders, beatings, robberies, threats and terrorist actions of illegal immigrants.

    And of a socialist justice system, that simply doesn’t care. Let’s these people walk.

    Auf Bewährung! Skandalurteile in der deutschen Justiz | Dr. Gottfried Curio
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7vM4-Eg94U

    This video should be used in Merkel’s trial.

  3. “Global openness”
    Of Romania’s President awarded the Emperor Otto prize, the mayor of Magdeburg praised his work for “peace, democracy and global openness”.
    Does “global openness” mean boatloads of Africans, Afghans, Pakistanis, and others being trafficked to draw European welfare? No boatloads are going to Saudi Arabia, after all: not exactly “global”.

  4. Erdogan has too many enemies around him. I visited Izmir once. I saw a Christmas tree in front of a shopping mall. Also a lovely new Christian church had just been built. Erdogan might just create a civil war followed by a great big partition. Compared to the founder of the Turkish state Erdogan is an insect,

  5. The destroyed militants planned to blow up the Motherland statue

    One of the targets of the militants liquidated in Volgograd was the sculpture “The Motherland Calls!” This is evidenced by the found map showing the places where the terrorist attacks are to be committed – the world-famous 85-meter monument is circled on it with a black marker.

    The special forces watched two supporters of the Katiba Tawhid wal-Jihad group (banned in the Russian Federation) in a forest belt in the Kirovsky district of the city, where they had a cache. They refused to surrender and reached for weapons, at that moment they were eliminated.

    In the cache, according to footage, they found a submachine gun, several grenades, Molotov cocktails, bags and cans of chemicals used to create improvised explosive devices, as well as several kilograms of nails. During a search in the apartments, a map was found on which potential targets and escape routes were marked.

    The FSB Public Relations Center noted that the liquidated militants received instructions from the territory of Syria. They managed to take their supporters alive in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ufa and Maykop. The group they were part of was involved in the explosion in the St. Petersburg metro in April 2017. Then the victims of the terrorist Akbarzhon Jalilov were 15 people, several dozen were injured.
    https://www.vesti.ru/article/2472481

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