Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/16/2020

A mentally disturbed man beheaded a schoolteacher on the street in Paris today while shouting “Allahu Akhbar”. Police caught the unfortunate fellow and shot him dead when he refused to surrender. He was reportedly upset that his child had been shown a Charlie Hebdo Mohammed cartoon in class. The authorities are investigating the incident as possibly being terror-related.

In other news, UK Prime Minister Boris “BoJo” Johnson has given up on getting the EU to budge from its position, and now is planning for a clean break no-deal Brexit in January. He may mean January of 2075, but I’m not sure.

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Thanks to Caroline Glick, Dean, JD, JM, Reader from Chicago, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Goodbye Middle Class: Half of All American Workers Made Less Than $34,248.45 Last Year
» The Economic Implosion of 2020: Job Losses Ramp Up Again as Millions of Americans Continue to Slide Into Poverty
 
USA
» 71% of Tech Professionals Say There’s Anti-Conservative Bias in Tech
» 9NEWS Has Used Multiple Unlicensed Security Guards
» America is a Representative Republic, Not a Democracy
» Another COVID Warning From Bill Gates: “The Fall Will be Worse Than the Summer”
» Are the Big Social Media Companies Literally Trying to Determine Who Wins the Presidential Election?
» At Least 118 Officers Have Left the Seattle Police Department in 2020
» Barnes & Noble Hacked, Systems Taken Offline for Days, Miscreants May Have Swiped Personal Info
» Biden’s Town Hall Questioners Included Obama Speechwriter, Wife of Former Democrat Candidate
» Caroline Glick: American Jewry’s Most Fateful Election
» Congress Wants to Cut “Misinformation” As Researchers Demand Platforms Hand Over Data on Users Who Share it
» Evers Faces Third Lawsuit Over Authority to Make Coronavirus Restrictions
» Facebook and Twitter Employees Give Over 90% of Their Political Donations to Democrats
» Federal Judge Upholds Lawsuit Against Seattle Over CHOP
» George Soros Has Already Spent $70 Million in Election Spending, Triple His Previous Record
» Hollywood is Dying, And the Elites Don’t Care…
» How Trump Can Outwit the Deep State and Remain in Power
» Ilhan Omar Funnels Nearly 70% of Campaign Funding Into Husband’s Consulting Firm
» Illinois Defends Plan to Extradite Kyle Rittenhouse, Antioch Teen Accused in Deadly Kenosha Shootings, To Wisconsin
» Jack Dorsey Admits Censorship of New York Post Story Was “Wrong”
» Judiciary Committee to Vote on Barrett Nomination Next Thursday
» New York Orthodox Leaders File Lawsuit Claiming Cuomo Violating Religious Liberties
» Oakland, Portland Sue Over Use of Federal Agents at Protests
» Over 100 Mail-in Ballots Found in Kentucky Dumpster, Employee May Face Federal Charges
» Portland Police Prepares for Possibility of Unrest on Election Night
» San Francisco May Change “Inappropriate” Names of 44 Schools, Including Washington, Jefferson, And Lincoln
» Student Booted From Online Class Over Trump Flag
» Study: Biden’s Agenda Will Cost Every Family Up to $49,000
» The Democratic Demolition of America
» TikTok Users Watched Biden’s Town Hall on Multiple Devices to Try and Beat Trump’s Ratings
» Town Hall Moderator Asked Joe Biden No Questions About Hunter Allegations
» Trump Campaign Celebrates Soundly Defeating “Debate Opponent and Joe Biden Surrogate, “ NBC’s Savannah Guthrie
» Trump, Republicans Furious With U.S. Attorney John Durham for Delay Issuing Indictments
» Twitter Still Holding the Post’s Account Hostage Over Hunter Biden Links
» Two Portlanders Charged Over BLM-Inspired Mass Looting in May
» Update: Lawsuit Filed to Stop President Trump’s MAGA Rally at the Ocala International Airport Denied
» W.V. Lawmakers Demand Action After Prof Calls for Trump Supporters to ‘Die’
» YouTuber Faces Blacklisting After Sandbox Strategies PR Rep Complains About His Game Review
 
Europe and the EU
» Boris Walks Away! Bombshell Announcement as UK Declares EU Talks Have Failed
» Czech National Football Team Kneels for Black Lives Matter Movement, Fans Express Outrage
» Did You Know the Little Known Rule About Organ Donation in France?
» Escalation: UK Now Tells EU Not to Bother Sending Negotiator if Unwilling to Compromise
» Farage Praises Boris for ‘Right Solution’ In Preparing UK for No Deal
» France: Breaking: Man Decapitated in Suspected Terror Attack Near Paris
» France: Teacher Beheaded, Police Shoot Dead Suspected Killer
» France: ‘You Will Pay’: 2015 Paris Terror Attacks Suspect Threatens Police Witness in Court
» France: Attacker Shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ Before Beheading Teacher in Paris
» Hungary and Poland Lead Resistance Against Europe’s Left-Wing Policies, Says Italy’s Giorgia Meloni
» Macron: Europe Leaves Door Open to Brexit Deal… if UK Surrenders Territorial Waters
» Spain: Protests Erupt in COVID-Hit Barcelona as Bars and Restaurants Shut for 15 Days
» Swedish Muslim ‘Integration Expert’ Wrote Antisemitic Social Media Posts for Years
» UK Government Paying COVID Tracing Consultants Nearyly $10,000 Per Day
» UK: BBC Countryfile Presenter: ‘The Countryside is Racist’
» UK: Prison Staff Guarding Islamist Inmates Under ‘Constant Threat’ Of Beheading
 
North Africa
» Latest Attack on Coptic Christians Highlights Religious Violence in Egypt
 
South Asia
» Prime Minister of Thailand Orders Media and Internet Censorship as Protests Mount
 
Far East
» Chinese Communist Party Takes Aim at Social Media Influencers for Targeted Censorship
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Nigeria Could Shut Down the Internet to Try and Suppress Protests
 
Latin America
» Former Mexican Defense Minister Arrested for Trafficking Drugs
 
Immigration
» Colorado Man Sentenced to 304 Years for Human Trafficking
» Greece: Construction of Evros Border Fence Begins
» Greek Island Migrant Camp Locked Down After 30 Coronavirus Cases
» Greeks Deploy Sound Cannons to Deter Migrant Boats, Mobs at Land Border
» ICE Detains 172 Undocumented Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities — the Second Massive Arrest Operation in a Month Ahead of the November Presidential Election
» Moment Serbian People Smuggler Offers to Get Undercover Reporter Posing as a Refugee Across the Channel for £2,750 After Meeting in a Cafe in Calais
» NGO at Center of Migrant Smuggling Scandal Suspends Sea Operations
» UK Army Halts Live-Fire Exercise on Beach After Migrants Come Ashore
 
Culture Wars
» Biden Says “Zero Discrimination” For Young Children Wanting to Become Transgender
» Pro-LGBT Artist Paints Shocking Mural in Warsaw Targeting the Church and the Police
» Vatican Issues Coin of Mother Carrying ‘Earth in Her Womb’ One Year After Pachamama Scandal
 
General
» WHO Now Admits COVID-19 Infection Fatality Rate is Much Lower Than Expected
 

Goodbye Middle Class: Half of All American Workers Made Less Than $34,248.45 Last Year

If you are making less than $3,000 a month, you have plenty of company, because about half of the country is in the exact same boat. The Social Security Administration just released new wage statistics for 2019, and they are pretty startling. To me, the most alarming thing in the entire report is the fact that the median yearly wage was just $34,248.45 last year. In other words, half of all American workers made less than $34,248.45 in 2019, and half of all American workers made more than $34,248.45. That isn’t a whole lot of money. In fact, when you divide $34,248.45 by 12 you get just $2,854.05. Needless to say, it is not easy to survive in America today on just $2,854.05 a month, and this may help to explain why we have been seeing so many people fall out of the middle class in recent years.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Economic Implosion of 2020: Job Losses Ramp Up Again as Millions of Americans Continue to Slide Into Poverty

The mainstream media keeps trying to convince us that things are about to get a whole lot better for the U.S. economy, but instead they just keep getting worse. On Thursday, we learned that another 898,000 Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week. That was the highest number that we have seen since August, and it is yet more evidence that a new wave of layoffs has begun. But according to the experts that the mainstream media relies upon, this wasn’t supposed to happen. According to them, the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits was supposed to be steadily tapering off as the U.S. economy shifted into recovery mode. Unfortunately for all of us, those experts have been dead wrong.

Yesterday, I wrote about the decline of the middle class in our country, and here in 2020 this pandemic has greatly accelerated that process.

In fact, one new study has found that almost 8 million more Americans have plunged into poverty just since May…

[Comment: This is by design and the true purpose of the lockdown. To destroy the middle class. A strong middle class is a bulwark against implementation of communism. The booga booga fear about COVID whose rate of death is less than the flu, as WHO finally admitted, is just a cover for the Great Reset, i.e. the Great Theft.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

71% of Tech Professionals Say There’s Anti-Conservative Bias in Tech

Real world power and influence that various tech companies, social media-focused or otherwise, wield these days to shape and sway public opinion in pretty much every corner of the globe is immense; with communication and human interactions moving online — thanks to the global societal and economic crisis caused by the response to the coronavirus pandemic — this is an issue more pertinent today than ever before.

And in the US, mere weeks ahead of a presidential election that is shaping up to be even more dramatic than the one in 2016 (if you can believe it) — the issue of whether Big Tech exhibits ideological bias, becomes to all intents and purposes crucial.

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

9NEWS Has Used Multiple Unlicensed Security Guards

DENVER, Colorado — EDITOR’S NOTE: 9NEWS is used to covering many different kinds of stories, but usually we’re not directly involved in them. For this reason, A.J. Lagoe from our sister station KARE in Minneapolis is covering the initial stages of the shooting and investigation.

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

America is a Representative Republic, Not a Democracy

For many years I have observed the increase in the number of people who believe America is a Democracy. We are not and we never have been. Our founders hated democracies.

The word “Democracy” never entered the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States. The United States is not a democracy, and our founders used strong words to make clear that their nation should never become one.

Consider some of the following statements concerning the issue:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Another COVID Warning From Bill Gates: “The Fall Will be Worse Than the Summer”

Bill Gates is still warning and pushing new COVID-19 scare tactics. Gates, who is heavily invested in a vaccine for the coronavirus scamdemic wants everyone to fear the second wave because this fall will be worse than the summer.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Are the Big Social Media Companies Literally Trying to Determine Who Wins the Presidential Election?

They may think that they are “saving America”, but the truth is that they are actually killing it.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

At Least 118 Officers Have Left the Seattle Police Department in 2020

At least 118 officers have left the Seattle police force this year, leaving only 1,200 officers to cover the city of nearly 745,000 people.

Of these, 39 officers left in September, a month that sees a half dozen or so leave the force in a typical year. The numbers for the year included lateral moves to other agencies, as well as retirements. The largest group, however, were those who simply resigned. Many of these officers left after the city announced budget cuts to the force following demonstrations by politically left groups such as Antifa and the establishment of the so-called autonomous zone earlier this year. Former Police Chief Carmen Best was one of the first to resign.

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

Barnes & Noble Hacked, Systems Taken Offline for Days, Miscreants May Have Swiped Personal Info

Updated Barnes and Noble tonight confirmed it was hacked, and that its customers’ personal information may have been accessed by the intruders. The cyber-break-in forced the bookseller to take its systems offline this week to clean up the mess. See our update at the end of this piece. Our original report follows.

Bookseller Barnes and Noble’s computer network fell over this week, and its IT staff are having to restore servers from backups.

The effects of the collapse were first felt on Sunday, with owners of B&N’s Nook tablets discovering they were unable to download their purchased e-books to their gadgets nor buy new ones. That is to say, if they had bought an e-book and hadn’t downloaded it to their device before B&N’s cloud imploded, they would be unable to open and read the digital tome. The bookseller’s Android and Windows 10 apps were similarly affected.

It soon became clear the problem was quite serious when some cash registers in Barnes and Noble’s physical stores also briefly stopped working.

One Register reader told us that as a result of the downtime:…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Biden’s Town Hall Questioners Included Obama Speechwriter, Wife of Former Democrat Candidate

Two of the questioners at the ABC town hall for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had ties to prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama.

Dual town halls were hosted on Thursday night for the presidential candidates. ABC News hosted Biden’s town hall, while NBC News hosted Trump’s.

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

Caroline Glick: American Jewry’s Most Fateful Election

Almost all the polls say that President Donald Trump is heading towards defeat at the hands of his Democrat challenger, former vice president Joe Biden next month. But Robert Cahaly who heads the Trafalgar Group polling firm disagrees. Cahaly was the only major pollster that accurately called the 2016 presidential race. In an interview with “The Political Trade” podcast last week, Cahaly said his data show Trump headed for another upset victory November 3.

Cahaly said that today, as in 2016, the disparity between his numbers and the marquis polling firms’ numbers owes to the latter’s systematic neglect of what he calls the “Shy Trump Voter Effect.”

From the time Hillary Clinton referred to Trump’s supporters as “deplorables,” through today as Democrats demonize them as racists and fascists, Cahaly explains that a significant and growing segment of Trump voters will not admit their support for him. Fearing social and professional repercussions, the Shy Trump Voter lies to pollsters and anyone else who asks him what he thinks of Trump.

Cahaly said that he goes to great lengths to correct for the Shy Trump Voter Effect in his polls and the other polling firms ignore the phenomenon.

The Shy Trump Voter Effect makes intuitive sense for anyone watching the cancel culture in America grow more menacing by the day. One of the communities where it likely plays a role is the American Jewish community.

The Jewish community has been one of the most intolerant communities towards Trump supporters. After the Tree of Life massacre two years ago, leading Jewish intellectuals called for synagogues to ban Trump voters from entering their prayer halls. The day that the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed peace agreements with Israel at the White House, the Jewish Democratic Council of America ran an ad comparing Trump to Hitler. For the past year, the goal of the Jewish arm of the Democrat Party has been to portray Trump as the gravest threat to the American Jewish community.

And it isn’t just Jewish notables propagating hatred and fear of Trump and his supporters..

           — Hat tip: Caroline Glick [Return to headlines]
 

Congress Wants to Cut “Misinformation” As Researchers Demand Platforms Hand Over Data on Users Who Share it

With growing time, citizens have become increasingly concerned about internet censorship. Based on recent happenings, it becomes clear that governments’ efforts in the realm of censorship are only going to get stronger.

This week, the House Permanent Select Committee of the US government held an open hearing on “Misinformation and Conspiracy Theories Online.” The hearing saw several expert witnesses weigh in on how to censor content more. The COVID-19 saga combined with the upcoming presidential elections in the USA has resulted in a massive rise of what they deem “conspiracy theories” online, with QAnon being the most victimized and, despite the US constitution’s First Amendment, it hasn’t stopped congress from flirting with the idea of pressuring social media platforms to takedown things when they don’t agree with it.

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

Evers Faces Third Lawsuit Over Authority to Make Coronavirus Restrictions

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers faces a third lawsuit challenging his authority to issue emergency orders to combat the coronavirus pandemic without legislative approval.

The lawsuit comes the same day a top Republican lawmaker said the Legislature would not convene a floor session to vote down the governor’s health emergency that is subject of multiple legal challenges.

Jeré Fabick, a prominent GOP donor and policy adviser at the conservative Heartland Institute who lives in Waukesha County, filed a lawsuit on Friday asking the state Supreme Court to take up the suit that argues Evers overstepped his authority by issuing new emergency orders after his initial health emergency expired.

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

Facebook and Twitter Employees Give Over 90% of Their Political Donations to Democrats

Facebook and Twitter employees overwhelmingly give to Democratic candidates, a new report detailing political donations shows.

Of a federal political donations of $200 or more made by Twitter employees, 98.99% went to Democrats — a total of $347,270. Nineteen percent of these donations, or $66,929, went specifically to Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

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

Federal Judge Upholds Lawsuit Against Seattle Over CHOP

A federal district court in Washington upheld a lawsuit against the city of Seattle on Friday, ruling the plaintiffs “plausibly” present a case that they were harmed during the organized protests there in June.

More than 20 businesses and individuals sued the city on June 24, alleging they suffered severe economic losses and were forced to live in fear and among filth for weeks when protesters took over several blocks not far from City Hall, and city officials effectively ceded authority and control to the protesters.

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

George Soros Has Already Spent $70 Million in Election Spending, Triple His Previous Record

According to new finance filings, left-wing billionaire and philanthropist George Soros has tripled the amount of his highest election spending on record, pouring almost $70 million into the current election cycle.

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

Hollywood is Dying, And the Elites Don’t Care…

by Brandon Smith

If you have been noticing a severe decline in the quality of American entertainment over the course of the past decade, you are not the only one. 70% of Americans say they would rather stay home and watch movies instead of paying to go to theaters, even if theaters reopen. Industry spin doctors will claim that the drop in interest is due solely to the coronavirus, but this is a lie. Domestic movie attendance hit a 25 year low in 2017, and this is part of a long term slide which was building for years beforehand.

It’s important to note that when I talk about “Hollywood” I’m including the internet streaming services, which are completely intertwined with the Hollywood machine. While streaming services have been growing (to a point) because of the pandemic lockdowns, the subscription jump is an anomaly compared to the past few years. Netflix in particular was on a severe slide in subscriptions before the pandemic hit, and with the “Cuties” child pornography debacle it will be interesting to see how many subscribers jumped ship in the final quarter of 2020.

Another interesting development among streaming services is that the most popular content is in most cases OLD content. Shows and movies from 10 to 20 years ago draw the most views by far. New content consistently fails, and this is happening among all demographics from Gen Z to Baby Boomers. This says a lot about modern Hollywood’s decline.

The point is, Hollywood was crashing well before the pandemic and the reason is clearly related to the change in priorities from making money and making consumers happy to making value statements regardless of logic or practicality. There is a massive evolution going on, and the public is growing tired of the controlled pop culture paradigm as well as the intrusive zealotry of new hyper-political messaging.

[Comment: A good read.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

How Trump Can Outwit the Deep State and Remain in Power

If President Trump wins the November election, it will be a miracle. But miracles happen. Former Trump Campaign Deputy Chairman Rick Gates says the “Trump Factor” could be even bigger this year and that the projected “Blue Wave” could end up in ruins.

If not, as the results come in, Trump will have to make the case in a national television address that the intelligence agencies have been misusing federal resources and government power for political purposes. He will have to argue that the election process has been subverted by the use of taxpayer and government resources to keep the Deep State in power. He will have to say that Big Tech companies, under the control of left-wing activists, abused their monopoly power under federal law to destroy the ability of his campaign to participate in a free and fair election.

With Trump, our last freely elected president in power, he will have no choice but to remain in the White House until the gross attacks on our democratic republic and our rights as free Americans come to an end.

These steps are necessary because, in my more than 40 years in Washington, D.C., I have never seen an alignment of forces like this mobilized against a freely elected president. This goes far beyond partisanship to subversion and treason.

The forces and personalities arrayed against Trump include China, Russia, the Vatican, the United Nations, the CIA, the FBI, Wall Street, billionaires such as George Soros and Mike Bloomberg, organizations such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Democratic Party, and some in the Republican Party and the “conservative movement.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Ilhan Omar Funnels Nearly 70% of Campaign Funding Into Husband’s Consulting Firm

Rep. Ihan Omar (D-MN) has funneled nearly 70% of her campaign’s expenditures into a consulting firm owned by her husband, bringing total payments to the firm to $2.7 million for the election cycle, new filings show.

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

Illinois Defends Plan to Extradite Kyle Rittenhouse, Antioch Teen Accused in Deadly Kenosha Shootings, To Wisconsin

WAUKEGAN, Ill. — Any claims about what happened in Wisconsin have no role in whether to extradite an Illinois teenager to that state to face charges in the killing of two protesters, prosecutors said Thursday.

The state’s attorney in Lake County, Illinois, filed a response to Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorneys, who are trying to stop him from being transferred to Kenosha, Wisconsin, The Daily Herald reported. A court hearing is scheduled for Oct. 30.

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

Jack Dorsey Admits Censorship of New York Post Story Was “Wrong”

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has admitted that the social media giant’s censorship of a New York Post story alleging Joe Biden’s involvement in a foreign lobbying scandal was “wrong”.

The controversy began on Wednesday when the Post, citing leaked emails, claimed 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]
 

Judiciary Committee to Vote on Barrett Nomination Next Thursday

The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a vote for next week on the Supreme Court nomination for Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

The committee will vote on the nomination on Thursday, October 22, at 1 p.m. The vote was originally on the committee’s agenda on October 15, but was postponed after a senator requested it be delayed a week.

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

New York Orthodox Leaders File Lawsuit Claiming Cuomo Violating Religious Liberties

(October 16, 2020 / JNS) A rabbi from Monsey, N.Y., whose synagogue was the site of an anti-Semitic attack last year during Chanukah, is among a number of Jewish leaders who have filed suit against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, claiming that he is violating their religious and civil liberties.

The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for Southern District of New York on Wednesday on behalf of Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg and two other rabbis in Rockland County, N.Y., notes that Cuomo’s shutdown of houses of worship in “color-coded” COVID-19 hotspots unfairly targets Chassidic and other Orthodox Jewish communities.

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

Oakland, Portland Sue Over Use of Federal Agents at Protests

The cities of Oakland and Portland, Oregon have sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department, alleging that the agencies are overstepping constitutional limits in their use of federal law enforcement officers to tamp down on protests.

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

Over 100 Mail-in Ballots Found in Kentucky Dumpster, Employee May Face Federal Charges

After mail-in ballots were found discarded in a dumpster in Kentucky, a US postal worker was fired for the infraction and may face federal charges.

Among the discarded postal items were 112 absentee ballots, and political advertisements, according to local news.

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

Portland Police Prepares for Possibility of Unrest on Election Night

PORTLAND, Ore — Portland Police say they are preparing for possible unrest on election night after they saw saw riots after the 2016 presidential election.

It was just the beginning of what would be four years of unrest, protests and riots. Now, the 2020 election is just three weeks away and local police is preparing for the possibility of continued unrest.

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

San Francisco May Change “Inappropriate” Names of 44 Schools, Including Washington, Jefferson, And Lincoln

At least 44 San Francisco schools may have a name change due to perceived “connections to slavery, genocide, or oppression,” according to a new report.

The list of names includes presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Garfield, Monroe, McKinley, and Franklin Roosevelt. It also includes names such as Balboa, Lowell, Mission, Presidio, Webster, Sanchez, and Jose Ortega. Even a school named after Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) may be renamed, apparently due to the fact that Feinstein replaced a vandalized Confederate flag that was one of several historic flags on display outside city hall when she was mayor in 1986.

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

Student Booted From Online Class Over Trump Flag

New Jersey teen says multiple teachers told him to remove Trump 2020 banner.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Study: Biden’s Agenda Will Cost Every Family Up to $49,000

Joe Biden’s proposals would cost the nation some $36 trillion over the next decade, or up to $49,000 per family, according to a study.

Paul Bedard reported in his “Washington Secrets” column the study by the James Madison Institute concluded the Biden-Harris agenda would send the economies of the five key battlegrounds states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Michigan and Wisconsin “spiraling into deficits.”

After health care, the next biggest hit to Americans would be $3.8 trillion from eliminating the Trump tax cuts, which Biden has promised to do on his first day in office.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The Democratic Demolition of America

Most Americans think of 2020 as a presidential election year. But radical leftists — especially those who have hijacked and now control the Democratic Party — see this as a year of revolution for overthrowing the United States that they have been plotting for more than 100 years.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

TikTok Users Watched Biden’s Town Hall on Multiple Devices to Try and Beat Trump’s Ratings

TikTok users banded together to try and boost Joe Biden’s town hall ratings over President Donald Trump’s event last night.

The presidential candidates were due to debate at the same event until Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis days after the first debate threw a spanner in the works. The Commission on Presidential Debates planned for the second debate to go ahead virtually, but Trump refused and said he would only debate in person.

[Comment: Trump still got higher viewship.]

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

Town Hall Moderator Asked Joe Biden No Questions About Hunter Allegations

Democratic nominee Joe Biden was asked no questions during Thursday’s town hall about the allegations against his son, Hunter Biden, concerning shady overseas business deals.

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

Trump Campaign Celebrates Soundly Defeating “Debate Opponent and Joe Biden Surrogate, “ NBC’s Savannah Guthrie

NBC News host Savannah Guthrie faced withering criticism online from viewers, as well as from President Trump’s reelection campaign, for her combative and adversarial approach to the townhall she hosted with the president Thursday night.

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

Trump, Republicans Furious With U.S. Attorney John Durham for Delay Issuing Indictments

Donald Trump and Republicans are furious that U.S. Attorney John Durham has not brought indictments against senior people who spied on the president’s campaign, lied repeatedly to judges in order to do it, and based their intrusions on specious evidence, which they knew to be false — and had been commissioned by the opposition political party. We know the broad outlines of this coordinated operation, but we still don’t know its full extent, all those involved, and what precise roles they played.

Attorney General William Barr promised major developments in this probe by late spring, then mid-summer, then Labor Day, and now sometime after the election. If, as Republicans say (and the evidence seems to show), there was a systematic effort to weaponize federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies for political purposes, the public has a compelling right to know. This need-to-know is urgent because the Democrats’ presidential nominee, Joe Biden, served as the second-highest ranking member of the administration that conducted these acts.

Why have Barr and Durham delayed issuing indictments or producing a comprehensive report? There are two ways to view this riddle.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Twitter Still Holding the Post’s Account Hostage Over Hunter Biden Links

Twitter has refused to unlock The Post’s account unless the news organization deletes six tweets about its own reporting on Hunter Biden’s emails — despite a policy change sparked by outrage over that very same social-media suppression of the stories.

In a Friday afternoon email, a Twitter representative told The Post, “While we’ve updated the policy, we don’t change enforcement retroactively. You will still need to delete the Tweets to regain access to your account.”

The demand that The Post remove links to its own stories came even though a new policy announced Thursday night allows other users to tweet the very same links.

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

Two Portlanders Charged Over BLM-Inspired Mass Looting in May

After nearly five months, two accused Portland Black Lives Matter rioters are facing local burglary and theft charges.

18-year-old Richard Clay Cavanaugh and 40-year-old Shane Jay Anderson, both of Portland, are accused of one count each of felony burglary in the first degree and felony theft in the first degree in relation to the first night of mass rioting and looting that broke out in downtown Portland after the death of George Floyd.

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

Update: Lawsuit Filed to Stop President Trump’s MAGA Rally at the Ocala International Airport Denied

OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) — A Marion County Circuit Court judge denied the lawsuit filed by a woman trying to block the president’s visit to Ocala.

Chanae Jackson, who calls herself an accidental activist after her son was involved in a contentious traffic stop with Alachua County Sheriffs deputies in 2018 filed the suit Wednesday.

She argued the president is still infected with COVID-19 and would spread it at the event — Trump’s doctor says the president has tested negative on consecutive days.

Judge Edward Scott issued a three page motion denying the lawsuit saying Jackson did not file a supporting affidavit or sworn allegations and that her complaint is legally insufficient.

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

W.V. Lawmakers Demand Action After Prof Calls for Trump Supporters to ‘Die’

In reaction to free speech issues at West Virginia University and Marshall University, 17 members of the West Virginia State Senate penned a letter stating their concern about taxpayer dollars being used to promote hateful speech. Then, eight other West Virginia Senators sent a letter to the two universities, asking for a dialogue with students.

According to WCHS, the authors cited WVU football players wearing Black Lives Matter stickers, as well as an incident in which a Marshall professor advocated the death of Trump supporters who don’t wear masks at campaign rallies.

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YouTuber Faces Blacklisting After Sandbox Strategies PR Rep Complains About His Game Review

On Wednesday, Clara Sia of Sandbox Strategies PR and influencer agency, decided that “the one right thing” she was going to do that day, was to call out the creator behind the Worth A Buy YouTube channel as sexist and “possibly racist.”

The apparent reason was a review of Second Extinction, published on the channel. Sia announced on Twitter with eery ease, that she was making public her harsh assessment of the character of the creator (referred also to as “mother*er” and “piece of s***” in her various tweets) — apparently encouraged by the game’s publisher (Systemic Reaction).

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Boris Walks Away! Bombshell Announcement as UK Declares EU Talks Have Failed

The European Union has shown no intention of accepting entering into a “Canada-style” deal with the United Kingdom in the post-Brexit era and talks have therefore failed, Boris Johnson said on Friday on the second day of a crunch EU summit.

The United Kingdom will now be putting its energy into preparing the country for a full no-deal Brexit on January 31st, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday lunchtime, after two days of high-level talks with European leaders appeared to have failed in producing progress.

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Czech National Football Team Kneels for Black Lives Matter Movement, Fans Express Outrage

The Czech national football team lost to Scotland 0:1 on Wednesday, but many fans focused more on the behavior of the national team before the start of the match instead of its on-field performance. Czech footballers, along with referees and Scottish players, knelt in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Most fans on social networks expressed outrage with their move, pointing out that politics do not belong in football.

Kneeling before the start of a sporting event in support of the violent BLM movement has become a pattern in recent months west of the Czech border, whether it was before football matches of the English Premier League or Formula 1 races. And now, the Czech national football team has also joined this trend, according to Czech news portal Echo 24.

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Did You Know the Little Known Rule About Organ Donation in France?

While in many countries you have to opt in to be an organ donor, it doesn’t work that way in France.

France operates with a principle of presumed organ donation, which means French citizens who do not wish to donate their organs on their death must register to opt out.

This has been the case since the Loi Caillavet (‘Caillavet Law’) was passed in 1976, making everyone an organ donor except for those who have explicitly refused, as well as minors, and those under someone else’s guardianship (such as the mentally disabled).

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Escalation: UK Now Tells EU Not to Bother Sending Negotiator if Unwilling to Compromise

The rupture in the negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union has escalated, with the British telling EU negotiator Michel Barnier not to bother coming to London next week if the bloc is unwilling to budge.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson had earlier indicated that Britain would begin preparing for an Australia-style relationship with the bloc after its informal “transition” membership of the bloc expires at the end of 2020, without a formal trade agreement.

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Farage Praises Boris for ‘Right Solution’ In Preparing UK for No Deal

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has said that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made the “right decision” in telling the UK to prepare for no deal.

After the EU continued to push for the UK to surrender on fishing, Prime Minister Johnson told the country in a televised announcement that “given they [the EU] have refused to negotiate seriously for much of the last few months, and given this summit appears to explicitly rule-out a Canada style deal, I have concluded we should get ready for January 1st with arrangements which are more like Australia’s, based on simply principals of global free trade”.

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France: Breaking: Man Decapitated in Suspected Terror Attack Near Paris

French anti-terror prosecutors said on Friday they were investigating an assault in which a man was decapitated on the outskirts of Paris and the attacker shot by police.

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France: Teacher Beheaded, Police Shoot Dead Suspected Killer

PARIS (AP) — A history teacher who opened a discussion with students on caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad was beheaded in a French street on Friday and police have shot dead the suspected killer, authorities said.

The French anti-terrorism prosecutor opened an investigation for murder with a suspected terrorist motive, the prosecutor’s office said.

The gruesome killing of the teacher in a middle school occurred in the town of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine while the suspect was killed by police in adjoining Eragny. The towns are located in the Val d’Oise region northwest of Paris.

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France: ‘You Will Pay’: 2015 Paris Terror Attacks Suspect Threatens Police Witness in Court

Ali Riza Polat, believed to be an accomplice of the terrorists who carried out deadly attacks in Paris in early 2015, has threatened a police witness as she was testifying in a French court.

The 35-year-old suspect delivered an angry outburst on Friday while a policewoman from an anti-terror unit gave her account of Polat’s shift towards radical Islamism. She said the suspect “shared the religious convictions of his friend Amedy Coulibaly,” the man who killed a police officer and four civilians at a Kosher supermarket in January 2015. The attacks came right after another two terrorists stormed the headquarters of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 and injuring 11 more.

The officer’s testimony angered Polat, who had reportedly been making punching gestures at the defendant’s glass box, before he verbally threatened the witness.

“You will pay for this,” he shouted.

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France: Attacker Shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ Before Beheading Teacher in Paris

A knife-wielding man shouted “Allahu Akbar” and then beheaded a middle school teacher on a street in Paris on Friday — in apparent retaliation after the educator had shown students cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, according to reports.

Immediately after the beheading, the attacker claimed responsibility and posted an image of his victim’s severed head on Twitter, a police source told NBC News. The grisly image was removed by the social media site.

The attacker — who was also armed with a gun and was shot dead moments later by cops — was the father of a student at the school who may have had terrorist ties, according to Le Parisien and Le Monde.

His victim taught history and had shown his students cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad from the magazine Charlie Hebdo during a class debate on freedom of expression, Le Monde and NBC News reported…

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Hungary and Poland Lead Resistance Against Europe’s Left-Wing Policies, Says Italy’s Giorgia Meloni

Hungary and Poland are “role models” in their opposition to the left-wing European policy intent on forcing countries to bend to their will, Giorgia Meloni, president of the Brothers of Italy party (FdI) said on Thursday in a speech in the Italian Parliament on Thursday.

The president of the Italian Brothers, who has since the end of September also served as the president of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) family, spoke in the Italian Parliament just before today’s European Union summit.

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Macron: Europe Leaves Door Open to Brexit Deal… if UK Surrenders Territorial Waters

French President Emmanuel Macron has told the UK to surrender on continued fishing rights in British waters or prepare to leave without a deal. While Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday that the UK should prepare for a no-deal Brexit.

Amongst the several issues holding up progress on a deal, it is the dispute over fishing that has come to a head in negotiations between London and Brussels, with countries like France set to lose out by the UK regaining control over her territorial waters.

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Spain: Protests Erupt in COVID-Hit Barcelona as Bars and Restaurants Shut for 15 Days

As new coronavirus restrictions came into force across Spain’s Catalonia, bar and restaurant workers took to the streets to protest the 15-day closure of the hospitality sector, warning their industry is in danger of “extinction.”

Approximately 1,000 hospitality workers gathered in and around the Plaza de Sant Jaume, in Barcelona’s historic center, on Friday to reject the regional government’s decision to close bars and restaurants for a fortnight amid a surge in new infections.

Most of the protests have been peaceful, with demonstrators banging pots and pans together as they highlighted the impact of the new Covid-19 restrictions on businesses and jobs.

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Swedish Muslim ‘Integration Expert’ Wrote Antisemitic Social Media Posts for Years

A Swedish Muslim “integration expert” and school principal has admitted to making antisemitic and homophobic comments online for years under a pseudonym.

Over a period between 2011 and 2016, Hamid Zafar is said to have made numerous offensive posts on different websites and social media platforms and has claimed that they were made in reaction to the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, where he was born, and the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

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UK Government Paying COVID Tracing Consultants Nearyly $10,000 Per Day

Britons have lashed out at their government after reports emerged that private consultants hired to help run the country’s test and trace program receive massive salaries, despite the initiative being marred by issues.

Documents obtained by Sky News purportedly show that senior executives from Boston Consulting Group (BCG), which was enlisted to aid with the testing regime, are paid more than £7,000 ($9,100) for a day’s work. The shocking daily rate is equivalent to an annual salary of around £1.5 million ($1.95 million). The Guardian later corroborated the story.

Individual consultants from the firm take home up to £2,400 ($3,110) a day, while managers who are overseeing the Covid-19 test and trace program receive £6,250 ($8,100) for their daily duties.

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UK: BBC Countryfile Presenter: ‘The Countryside is Racist’

BBC Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison has insisted that “the countryside is racist” after the BBC courted controversy by reporting that many minorities see it as a “white environment”.

Writing in the magazine associated with the BBC mainstay, which debuted on television over thirty years ago, Harrison said: “In asking whether the countryside is racist, then yes it is; but asking if it’s more racist than anywhere else — maybe, maybe not.”

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UK: Prison Staff Guarding Islamist Inmates Under ‘Constant Threat’ Of Beheading

Prison guards are in “constant threat” of being beheaded by Islamist inmates who want to stream the murders online.

The Prison Officers’ Association (POA) said that the threat was at its highest ever level, with chairman Mark Fairhurst remarking that increasingly, “people incarcerated for extremist crimes are more violent and more radicalised”.

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Latest Attack on Coptic Christians Highlights Religious Violence in Egypt

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon — On October 5, 2020, a mob of Islamic extremists attacked the homes of Coptic Christians in the Egyptian village of Dabous, located in the Upper Egypt region of Minya.

According to International Christian Concern, two young Muslim adults beat up a ten-year old Coptic Christian child. Some Christian adults retaliated, triggering the attack the next day.

Christians make up about 10 percent of Egypt’s 100 million people, making the country home to the largest Christian population in the Arab world.

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Prime Minister of Thailand Orders Media and Internet Censorship as Protests Mount

The Prime Minister of Thailand has now banned political gatherings comprising five people or more. On top of it, he also ended up banning publishing news or online information that can threaten “national security.” Simply put, covering anything that is critical of the government and sharing it is not allowed.

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Chinese Communist Party Takes Aim at Social Media Influencers for Targeted Censorship

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been targeting social media influencers with more than 500k followers on Sina Weibo, a China-based social media platform that resembles Twitter. The targeting of these social media influencers, referred to as “Big Vs,” is one of the regime’s many efforts to restrict online speech.

During a public appearance in 2016, President Xi Jinping said that the media should serve the CCP. Despite the heavy criticism his remarks attracted, authorities went ahead to censor any social media comment opposing the notion that the media should serve the government.

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Nigeria Could Shut Down the Internet to Try and Suppress Protests

The Nigerian government is considering cutting the country’s access to the internet. This comes amid the anti-brutality protests happening across the country. Shutting down the internet at such a juncture will be used as a tactic to try and suppress dissent, local media is reporting.

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Former Mexican Defense Minister Arrested for Trafficking Drugs

A former Mexican defense minister, Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, was arrested Thursday for drug trafficking and money laundering while in office.

Zepeda — who served as Defense Minister of Mexico from 2012 to 2018 — was arrested by U.S. law enforcement at the Los Angeles airport. He is the highest ranking Mexican official to ever be arrested on such charges.

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Colorado Man Sentenced to 304 Years for Human Trafficking

A 30-year old Colorado man will spend the rest of his life in prison after being sentenced to serve 304 years for human trafficking, one of the longest sentences ever given for the crime.

Chauncey Price was convicted in December 2019 on 13 counts, including forgery and the pimping of a child. Three of his victims testified at the trial.

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Greece: Construction of Evros Border Fence Begins

The construction of a fence running along a section of the Greek-Turkish land border in Evros, has started.

In March this year, Turkey attempted to asymmetrically invade Greece with the use of tens of thousands of illegal immigrants from Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Turkey had not only falsely told the illegal immigrants that Greece’s borders were open, but it also facilitated the transportation of the illegal immigrants and utilized their army to try and tear down Greece’s border wall. This damage is currently being repaired.

From February 28 to August 3 this year, over 60,000 illegal immigrants were prevented from entering Greece from the Evros area on the Greek-Turkish border region.

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Greek Island Migrant Camp Locked Down After 30 Coronavirus Cases

A migrant camp on the Greek island of Chios was placed under lockdown after at least 30 residents tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus.

The lockdown is the second for the Vial migrant camp, which was briefly placed under quarantine in August. Around 3,200 migrants are estimated to be currently living in the camp, and none will be allowed to leave it under the new rules.

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Greeks Deploy Sound Cannons to Deter Migrant Boats, Mobs at Land Border

The Greek government is reportedly deploying sound cannons to repel illegal migrants attempting to force its land border or reach its territory by boat.

The Mediterranean country has already deployed two Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRADs) along the Maritsa river in the province Alexandroupolis, according to reports, and will be used to deter mobs massing at the border fence as well as attempted waterborne crossings.

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ICE Detains 172 Undocumented Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities — the Second Massive Arrest Operation in a Month Ahead of the November Presidential Election

More than 170 undocumented immigrants have been arrested in the second massive crackdown on illegal migrants in sanctuary cities by ICE in the past month.

The agency said the 172 arrests took place from October 3 through October 9 in Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Seattle, Denver, Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York, where immigrants are shielded by local governments who don’t comply with ICE policies.

ICE said that more than 80 per cent of the individuals arrested were convicted or had pending charges but had been released into the community.

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Moment Serbian People Smuggler Offers to Get Undercover Reporter Posing as a Refugee Across the Channel for £2,750 After Meeting in a Cafe in Calais

This is the dramatic moment a Serbian people smuggler offered to take an undercover reporter posing as a refugee across the English Channel for £2,750.

The reporter told the smuggler, who calls himself Marko Hooman, during a meeting in a cafe in Calais that he had family in Birmingham who ‘have money’.

Hooman said he should pay a broker by putting ‘your money in a shop in London’, adding: ‘It’s all safe, you have life jackets, we have people, we have driver, all safe.’

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NGO at Center of Migrant Smuggling Scandal Suspends Sea Operations

A Berlin-based non-governmental organization (NGO) implicated in a major human smuggling investigation has announced the suspension of its sea mission in the Greek islands.

A total of 33 suspects tied to 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.

While Greek authorities have not directly confirmed the names of the NGOs allegedly involved in the operation, reports in Greek media have indicated that one called Mare Liberum is likely at the center of the investigation.

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UK Army Halts Live-Fire Exercise on Beach After Migrants Come Ashore

A live-fire military drill was suspended after illegal migrants landed a small boat on a U.K. beach used by the army, according to reports.

A 9-foot vessel carrying at least 16 aliens across the English Channel approached near Dungeness, England, in the middle of a shooting exercise being held at Lydd Ranges in Kent.

“The boat then made landfall inside a designated danger zone after continuing to travel towards the site following a ‘check fire’ being called, which saw the reservist unit of British Army soldiers temporarily stop firing,” the Daily Mail reports.

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Biden Says “Zero Discrimination” For Young Children Wanting to Become Transgender

During a voter town hall event hosted Thursday night by ABC News, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden suggested that he believes young children should face “zero discrimination” if they choose to become transgender.

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Pro-LGBT Artist Paints Shocking Mural in Warsaw Targeting the Church and the Police

A mural painted by a pro-LGBT artist in Warsaw presents Poland as a homophobic country while also targeting the nation’s police forces, according to critics of the artwork.

The mural appeared on a squat in Warsaw’s center and is supposedly meant to draw attention to the difficult situation of LGBT people in Poland. In this case, however, the mural’s purpose seems to just be creating enmity towards the police and the Church. It also crosses the line of public decency due to its very graphic content.

The mural is currently not currently visible to pedestrians as it is out of public view and in one of the city’s backyards, but the Polish media outlet Gazeta Wyborcza described the mural as follows: “A gallows is present and next to it is a bishop on one side and a policeman on the other. They are sawing a body hung by its feet. The tortured body is bleeding rainbow blood.”

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Vatican Issues Coin of Mother Carrying ‘Earth in Her Womb’ One Year After Pachamama Scandal

The Vatican City State Mint issued a 10 euro silver coin depicting a mother carrying the earth in her womb.

The Vatican issued a coin depicting a mother carrying the earth in her womb. The issue of the coin comes almost one year to the day when the idol Pachamama was worshipped in the Vatican gardens in the presence of Pope Francis as part of the opening ceremony of the Amazon synod.

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WHO Now Admits COVID-19 Infection Fatality Rate is Much Lower Than Expected

A review of COVID-19 studies from the World Health Organization indicates that median COVID-19 infection fatality rates are only 0.23% — much lower than initially anticipated. Early data from China suggested a 3.4% fatality rate.

The latest data were gathered from 61 studies across 51 locations that showed true infection fatality rates ranged from zero % to 1.63%, with a corrected value of zero % to 1.54%.

Study author John Ioannidis noted that “The inferred median infection fatality rate in locations with a COVID-19 mortality rate lower than the global average is low (0.09%). If one could sample equally from all locations globally, the median infection fatality rate might be even substantially lower than the 0.23% observed in my analysis.”

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

  1. There is a lot of catching up to do. With the Muslims and their White feminist contributors running free of charge we have no future. Merkel and her western ilk stabbed Europe in the back. We are occupied by a merciless Godless parasite. Shame on us to tolerate such.

    • Cowboys. A two-bit operation. Now forever getting weaker wasting energy forcing misfits into round holes. Mr Chancer.

  2. He was not “mentally disturbed” Baron! He was a fully sane observant Muslim acting in accordance w/ the explicit diktats of his religion; namely, that anyone insulting MadMo must be killed. Him, and his fellow “18-year old” (proved later to be 25) Pakistani moslem who went on stabbing spree last week are being hailed as heroes in Islamic societies, including those in America!

    (or perhaps you were being sarcastic, sorry if I missed that, and a regular reader of your blog, you know me well)

    • Yes. I am constantly practicing deadpan sarcasm and irony in preparation for the coming full crackdown on free speech, so that we will all be forced into subtlety and indirection in our humor, soviet-style.

  3. He wasn’t mentally disturbed, He was a bloody fanatic killer , with a fully knowing what He is doing, the head chopped off of street in Paris !!, how good is that , I guess that’s the new normal..

    • Poland has also given refuge to these Muslim monsters fleeing from Russia. When Trump transfers troops from Germany to Poland – guess what? What a dumb act is so called diversity. As soon as the fifth column prone Muslims reach a certain number the demand for their own independent territory and above all laws begins? Guess what?

  4. Tunisia – MP Rached Khiari approves beheading of teacher in France

    MP Rached Khiari openly supported, through a Facebook post the terrorist operation that targeted a teacher in France yesterday.

    The deputy even approved this terrorist act in which a teacher was beheaded for disseminating degrading images for the prophet Mohamed.

    Khiari explained that making fun of Prophet Muhammad is the greatest crime, and whoever dared to perpetrate it takes responsibility whether it is a state, a group or an individual.

    https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:z2Bz1R8jz4cJ:https://news-tunisia.tunisienumerique.com/tunisia-mp-rached-khiari-approves-beheading-of-teacher-in-france/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ca&lr=lang_en

    (Martin posted this as a comment on Jihad Watch)

  5. Baron, did you not clear my message? I was about the mental stability of the Chechen person who beheaded the French schoolteacher. Anything in there that was objectionable? There was a typo in the post (“and” –> “am” a long time reader).

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