Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/2/2020

After Hope Hicks, a senior White House political advisor, tested positive for the Wuhan Coronavirus, President Trump and the First Lady were tested, and also showed positives. All three have quarantined themselves. Some progressives reacted to the news by publicly expressing their hope that Mr. Trump would die of the disease, while others said that he must be faking it to gain political advantage.

In other news, a patrol vessel for the Italian Guardia di Finanza fired shots across the bow of a suspected people-smuggler’s boat after being rammed by it.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, Caroline Glick, Insubria, JD, Reader from Chicago, SS, Thucydides, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Europe’s Unemployment Rises for 5th Month, Narrows Gap With U.S.
» Germany: Public Debt at All-Time High in First Half of 2020
» U.S. Adds 661,000 Jobs in September and Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.9%
 
USA
» 11 Children Recovered in New Orleans During U.S. Marshals Operation Summer Rescue
» A Swarm of Nearly 600 Earthquakes Rattles Southern California as Speculation About “The Big One” Starts to Rise Again
» America and Freedom Hangs in the Balance
» Anti-Defamation League Circulates Petition Urging Jews to Denounce Trump
» AP Style Guide Warns Reporters Not to Describe Democrat Riots as “Riots”
» As Many as 50% of NYC’s Bars, Restaurants May Close Permanently Amid Continued COVID-19 Restrictions
» Black Proud Boys Destroy Left-Wing Lies, Denounce White Supremacy
» California Gov. Newsom Changes Reopening Rules Again, Adds Racial ‘Equity’ Measures
» Caroline Glick: Democrats and the Politics of Projection
» CNN Says We’re Never “Getting Back to Normal”
» CNN’s Don Lemon Suggests Trump Said Coronavirus Was a “Hoax”
» Could Trump’s Coronavirus Test be a False Positive?
» Court: Nicholas Sandmann Lawsuits Against NY Times, ABC, CBS, And Rolling Stone Can Go Forward
» COVID-19 Case Number Lies Continue
» Declassified Intelligence Report Reveals Hillary Clinton Hatched the Russia Hoax
» Downtown Portland Jewelry Store Intends to Sue City for Handling of Protests
» Downtown Portland Businesses: How Many Open, Closed or Empty
» Federal Affidavit Details Accused New York Rioter’s Ties to Antifa
» Flashback: Chris Wallace Mocked Trump in 1988 Interview
» Florida Man Friday: In Which Colorado, New Jersey, And Especially Louisiana All Outdo Florida
» Former Twitter CEO Says Some Capitalists ‘Going to be the First’ To be ‘Shot in the Revolution’
» Former Twitter CEO Calls for Political Enemies to be “Lined Up Against the Wall and Shot”
» Gov. Newsom Approves Task Force on ‘Slavery Reparations’
» Gov. Cuomo Says COVID-19 App Will Alert New Yorkers of Nearby Infected People
» Highly Anticipated Grand Jury Recordings of Breonna Taylor Case Have Been Released
» If Democrats Take the White House and Congress in November, It Will All be Over for the Republican Party
» L.A. Ordered to Pay NRA Six Figures After Losing First Amendment Case
» Leftists Claim Trump Faked His Coronavirus Infection
» Leftists Celebrate Trump COVID Diagnosis
» Madison Police, Federal Law Enforcement Find No Evidence Biracial Woman Was Attacked
» Medical Journal Calls for Mandatory COVID Vaccine: ‘Noncompliance Should Incur a Penalty’
» Michael Moore: “Evil Genius” Trump Could be Lying About Having COVID to Postpone the Election
» Michigan Police Rescue 25 Missing Children in Sweep
» MSNBC’s Giridharadas: Trump Supporters Are ‘People Who Like Fascism’
» NBA Finals Ratings Hit Record Low for Lakers-Heat Game 1
» New California Law Requires Corporate Boards to Meet Minority Quotas
» NY Times Admits WHO’s Decision Not to Close Borders at Start of Pandemic Was Based on “Politics, “ Not Science
» Pennsylvania Union Bosses Struggling to Convince Members to Vote Against Donald Trump
» Portland on Course to Have Most Deadly Spate of Violence in at Least Six Years
» Proud Boys Founder Announces He’s Suing Biden, CNN and ‘Reporters Who Call Multiracial Patriotic Group White Supremacists and Nazis’
» Public University Professor Routinely Writes Articles for Chinese Propaganda Outlet
» Rising Star Cyclist Suspended by US Team for One Word ‘Pro-Trump’ Tweet
» Seattle’s Denny Park Riddled With Crime, Drugs and Homelessness
» Senator Mike Lee Tests Positive for Coronavirus
» State Supreme Court Strikes Down Whitmer’s Emergency Powers
» Ted Cruz Tells CNN: “Trump Broke You Guys”
» The Coming Break Up of America, Part 2
» Threat of Critical Race Theory
» Top Trump Aide Hope Hicks Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Traveling With the President Tuesday and Wednesday
» Trump Testing Positive for Coronavirus Could Actually Help His Chances of Re-Election
» Trump to Biden on Antifa: “Ideas Don’t Burn Down Buildings”
» UK Plans Massive COVID Testing & Digital Passport Regime
» USB-C Was Supposed to Simplify Our Lives. Instead, It’s a Total Mess.
» Video: Democratic Ad Compares 2020 America to Nazi Germany
» Washington Post Tweets “Imagine What it Will be Like Never to Have to Think About Trump Again” After Coronavirus Announcement
» Watch: BLM Chastises Hotel Guests for Closing Blinds During Vigil for Man Who Pointed Gun at Police
» Woman Charged With Using Minors to Steal Trump, Stefanik Campaign Signs
 
Europe and the EU
» 3 Turks Gang Raped 14-Year-Old Girl in Belgium City of Lommel: Prosecutors
» Corbyn, The PM’s Dad, And a Scottish Separatist: A Week of High-Profile COVID Rule Breaking
» Czechia to Reintroduce a State of Emergency on Monday
» EU Launches Legal Action Against UK for Breaching Divorce Agreement
» French Butcher Attacked With Tear Gas by Children for Selling Pork
» German Court Opens Dieselgate Trial of Ex-Audi Boss Stadler
» Germany: Medical Doctors Declare That the Pandemic Was Planned
» Most Czechs Would Refuse COVID-19 Vaccine, Do Not Trust Vaccines in General
» Orban Demands Resignation of EU Commission VP Jourova
» Poland Hears Echoes of Nazi Rhetoric After German Politician Urges EU to Starve Poland and Hungary
» Scotland: COVID Police Crash 10-Year-Old Girl’s Birthday Party After Neighbors Snitch on Family
» Swedish Expert Tells Govt to Crack Down Even Harder on Hate Speech and Misinformation
» The “Hidden Epidemic” — Child-Abuse “Under-Reported” During UK Lockdown
» The German Left and Right’s Shared Affinity for Russia
» UK Softens Negotiating Stance, Offers EU Three-Year Fishing ‘Transition Period’: Report
» UK: Ariana Grande Concert Bomber Associated With Known Extremists, Was on Security Services Radar 18 Times
» UK: Conservative MP Slams ‘Nanny State Socialist’ Response to Coronavirus
» UK: COVID-1984: Wedding Venue Shut Down, Fined £10,000 for Having Too Many Guests
» UK: Furious Porsche Owner Blocks Road to Stop Council Tow Truck Taking His Sports Car Over Unpaid Parking Ticket — and Wins!
» UK: The NHS Needs to Stop Being Hysterical. Taking Steps to Shield the Vulnerable Elderly From COVID is Not ‘Age-Based Apartheid’
» UK: Watch: Prince Harry and Meghan Speaks to London Newspaper on Race ‘Awakening’, Black History Month
» Vatican Chief Denounces Intolerance of the ‘Politically Correct’
» ‘You Cannot Lock Down Everybody’: Madrid Leaders Oppose Spanish Govt’s Plan to Lock Down Capital
 
Russia
» The EU Should Punish Lukashenko for Violence in Belarus, Say Czech PM Babis
 
Caucasus
» Report: Dozens of Greeks Travel to Caucasus in Defense of Armenia
» Turkey is Killing Armenians. Again. (and Why it Matters to US)
 
Far East
» China Uses Presidential Debate to Attack America, Promote Global Authoritarianism
» Chinese State Media Gloats About Trump Catching Coronavirus
» Owner of Online Chinese Christian Bookstore Sentenced to 7 Years Imprisonment, Government to Destroy Nearly 13,000 Books
 
Australia — Pacific
» Awkward Moment Daniel Andrews Posts Two-Year-Old Picture With Smiling Young Apprentices to Promote Himself — Only for Them to Turn Around and Say They Don’t Have Jobs Anymore Because of His Lockdown
» ‘It’s Happening Again’: Private Security Guards Are Pulled From Melbourne Quarantine Hotel After Whistleblower Says They’re Untrained and Not Following Procedures — Sparking Fears the City Could Suffer a Third Wave
» Jealous Woman Who Stabbed Her Ex-Girlfriend 58 Times After She Plunged Five Floors From a Balcony is Jailed for 19 Years
» ‘No Evidence’ Melbourne’s Draconian Curfew Keeps Coronavirus Cases Down — Admits the Senior Bureaucrat Who Extended the Policy
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» U.N. In Crisis as UNICEF Joins W.H.O. To Face Endemic Sex Abuse Claims
 
Immigration
» All Unaccompanied Migrant Minors Should be Deported From France, Says Philosopher Eric Zemmour
» At Least One Honduran Migrant Dies After Caravan of 3,000 Forces Their Way Across the Guatemala Border in Hopes of Reaching the United States
» France: Paris Region Arrests Over 6,300 Underage Migrants in 2020
» Germany: Berlin’s Migrant Clans Are Major Factor Behind High Crime Rate, Chief Prosecutor Says
» Germany is Failing to Fight Child Marriages in Migrant Communities
» ‘Give British Workers a Chance!’ Think Tank Bashes Plan to Import Millions of Workers During Economic Crisis
» Italian Authorities Open Fire After Being Rammed by Suspected Smuggler Boat
» Largest Texas County Adds Noncitizens to Voter Rolls
» Lawyer Linked to Swedish Migrant Clan Gangs Threatened With Expulsion From Bar Association
» Salvini Looks to Head Off Migrant Trial, Seeks Political Gain
» The DOJ Forced a New Jersey Town to Accept a Mosque, A Chinese Immigrant Family’s Son Joined Hamas
» UK Considering Floating Asylum Centres in Old Ferries, Sending Migrants to Remote Islands: Reports
» UK: More Than 9,000 Asylum Seekers Are Now Living in 91 Hotels Across the Country Amid Record Number of Channel Crossings
» UN Insists Record Boat Migrant Numbers ‘Not a Threat’ To Britain
 
Culture Wars
» Athletics Great Jane Flemming Says Transgender Athletes Shouldn’t be Allowed to Compete in Women’s Sport as Their Physical Advantages Make Them a Danger to Female Competitors
» Satanic Temple Sues Advertising Company for Refusing to Put Up Billboards Claiming Abortion is a Ritual
» Trump Tweets He Will Block Navy Decision to Make Seal Ethos Gender-Neutral, Calls it “Ridiculous”
» UK Teachers Banned From Encouraging Children to Change Their Gender According to New Breakthrough Guidelines
 

Europe’s Unemployment Rises for 5th Month, Narrows Gap With U.S.

Unemployment rose for a fifth straight month in Europe in August, narrowing the gap with the U.S.

The continued rise in unemployment across the continent is feeding concerns that extensive government support programs won’t be able keep many businesses hit by coronavirus restrictions afloat forever.

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

Germany: Public Debt at All-Time High in First Half of 2020

Increase mainly due to borrowing for overcoming COVID crisis

(ANSA) — BELGRADE, 29 SET — The debt owed by all public organs and institutions in Germany to the non-public sector amounted to 2,108.9 billion euros at the end of the first six months of 2020, the highest level ever determined for the debt statistics, the German Federal statistical office Destatis informed today.

Destatis said that the German public debt rose by 11.1%, or 210.1 billion euros, compared with the end of 2019. The former record high of 2,068.3 billion euros was measured on 31 December 2012.

“The increase is mainly due to the fact that the public budgets borrowed funds for the purpose of financing measures to overcome the coronavirus crisis,” Destatis noted.

The data on public debt refers to the debts of the overall public budget (Federation, regions, municipalities/associations of municipalities and social security funds including all extra budgets) to the non-public sector (credit institutions and the remaining domestic and non-domestic sector).

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

U.S. Adds 661,000 Jobs in September and Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.9%

The numbers: The U.S. created 661,000 new jobs in September and the unemployment rate fell again to 7.9% to the lowest level of the pandemic, but the gain in hiring was the smallest since the economy reopened and pointed to deceleration in the recovery.

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

11 Children Recovered in New Orleans During U.S. Marshals Operation Summer Rescue

Eleven children were recovered by the U.S. Marshals in a two-month rescue operation in New Orleans called Operation Summer Rescue 2020, which focused on missing and endangered runaways.

U.S. Marshals said several arrests were made during the children’s recoveries over the operation, which ran from August 1 to September 30.

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

A Swarm of Nearly 600 Earthquakes Rattles Southern California as Speculation About “The Big One” Starts to Rise Again

Over the last few days, a swarm of almost 600 earthquakes has shaken southern California, and a lot of people are becoming extremely concerned about what will happen next. In fact, if you go on Twitter right now you will find a tremendous amount of speculation that “the Big One” could be coming. The experts are trying to calm the general public by assuring them that it is probably not likely that “the Big One” is imminent, but they don’t know for sure. Forecasting earthquakes is not like forecasting the weather, and experts will continue to tell us that a major event is not likely until the day when one finally happens.

But what everyone can agree upon is that earthquake swarms cause the probability of a major event to rise. Of course that doesn’t mean that there will be a major event associated with this current earthquake swarm, and there may not be a major event if an earthquake swarm occurs next month. But without a doubt what is going on in southern California right now is worth watching.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

America and Freedom Hangs in the Balance

The Crossroads of American History

Have you looked around America lately? Do you even recognize the nation that you grew up in? How could a nation founded on Christian principles so easily yield to the forces of darkness? How has THE CHURCH become so oblivious to what is going on around us? How can we not understand that the Devil is trying to destroy everything that is good? How can we not understand that what we are facing is a war for the very soul of this nation? The battle is not POLITICAL…but it involves politics. This is the most consequential moment in American history…at least since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. AMERICA IS AT WAR!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Anti-Defamation League Circulates Petition Urging Jews to Denounce Trump

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is circulating a petition among Jewish organizations urging them to criticize President Donald Trump for failing to denounce white supremacy during the first presidential debate on Tuesday — though he did so then, and has done so, often, before.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

AP Style Guide Warns Reporters Not to Describe Democrat Riots as “Riots”

Left-leaning news org coordinates reporting to cover for radical leftist violence.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

As Many as 50% of NYC’s Bars, Restaurants May Close Permanently Amid Continued COVID-19 Restrictions

As many as half of New York City’s bars and restaurants may close for good in the next six months, according to a newly released report by the state’s comptroller.

The city’s restaurant industry has been operating under severe restrictions for months and were allowed to resume indoor dining just this week at a maximum capacity of 25%.

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

Black Proud Boys Destroy Left-Wing Lies, Denounce White Supremacy

‘We are not a white supremacist group.’

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

California Gov. Newsom Changes Reopening Rules Again, Adds Racial ‘Equity’ Measures

California’s Governor Gavin Newsom, who is Nancy Pelosi’s nephew, is once again moving the goalposts in order to keep his state shut down, imposing irrelevant criteria to delay recovery. He has become an economic troll. With his state accounting for almost 15% of the national GDP, hobbling his state’s economy, even as counties are already starting to meet the criteria he set for relaxation of restrictions, depresses national output and employment statistics and thereby contributes to defeating President Trump.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Caroline Glick: Democrats and the Politics of Projection

The set-up at the Presidential debate Tuesday night was so predictable that it hurt to watch. Moderator Chris Wallace made no effort to hide where he was going. He noted that President Donald Trump had repeatedly demanded that his opponent, Democratic nominee and former vice president Joe Biden condemn Antifa, the violent leftist group behind much of the ongoing destruction of America’s cities. Wallace failed to note that Biden refused to condemn Antifa and instead claimed, crazily that the organization is “an idea” not a group.

Wallace then asked Trump “to condemn white supremacists and militia groups, and to say that they need to stand down and not add to the violence in a number of these cities.”

“Sure, I’m willing to do that,” Trump replied. He then added, “Almost everything I see is from the left wing, not the right wing.”

Trump was right, of course. The rioting, looting, arson; the attacks on police, on business owners and on citizens sitting in their homes from Los Angeles to Kenosha to Washington, DC is the provenance of Antifa, BlackLivesMatter and related left-wing groups.

Then, going back to Wallace’s question, Trump added, “I’m willing to do anything. I want to see peace.”

That didn’t satisfy Wallace, (or Biden, who were tag-teaming the issue). The two demanded that Trump condemn.

Trump asked who specifically they wanted him to condemn. Wallace said, “White supremacists and militias.”

Biden — who wouldn’t condemn the leftist terrorists laying waste to America’s urban centers — said, “Proud Boys.”

So Trump, trying to resonate Wallace’s request that he tell them to “stand down,” said, “Proud Boys, stand back and stand by.”

And the progressive media and Jewish progressive activists clapped their hands in glee. Here was the definitive proof that Trump is a white supremacist…

           — Hat tip: Caroline Glick [Return to headlines]
 

CNN Says We’re Never “Getting Back to Normal”

CNN has published an article asserting that people need to accept that things are never “getting back to normal” and that mandatory coronavirus restrictions such as wearing face masks will become “permanent”.

In a piece titled ‘There is no getting ‘back to normal,’ experts say. The sooner we accept that, the better’ — CNN international security editor Nick Paton Walsh writes, “Things are most likely never going “back to normal.”

Walsh says that the pre-corona world is now mere nostalgia and that the public needs to “come to terms with it.”

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

CNN’s Don Lemon Suggests Trump Said Coronavirus Was a “Hoax”

CNN’s Don Lemon reacted to President Trump’s announcement that he had tested positive for coronavirus by suggesting it was payback for Trump calling the virus a “hoax,” something that never happened.

The remark was made during Lemon’s discussion with the network’s chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta.

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

Could Trump’s Coronavirus Test be a False Positive?

Despite numerous reports from respected public health bodies acknowledging that up to 90% of those testing “positive” for coronavirus may be wrongly diagnosed, no one is asking whether that could be case when it comes to President Trump’s COVID-19 infection.

Trump announced via Twitter that he and Melania had tested positive for the virus, prompting a wave of celebration and gloating from leftists who believe it will harm his re-election chances.

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

Court: Nicholas Sandmann Lawsuits Against NY Times, ABC, CBS, And Rolling Stone Can Go Forward

Nicholas Sandmann filed suit against numerous media entities after the false and misleading portrayals of him and his interaction with a Native American activist who banged a drum inches from Sandmann’s face.

Sandmann settled with CNN and WaPo for undisclosed amounts, his suit against NBC survived a motion to dismiss, and there is a pending motion to dismiss in his suit against Gannett.

In an important series of rulings, the federal judge handling the cases just entered orders denying motions to dismiss his cases against the NY Times, ABC, CBS, and Rolling Stone. So those cases will move forward.

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

COVID-19 Case Number Lies Continue

A record number of COVID-19 cases were reported on September 24 in Alabama. Just two labs reported that there were 2,451 positive test results, but those included old numbers.

The lies continue as those who seek ultimate power and control try to lie their way through this scamdemic. At this point, no numbers from any mainstream media source or government agency should be trusted. There’s more than enough evidence to prove this is all manipulated in order to push fear on the public.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Declassified Intelligence Report Reveals Hillary Clinton Hatched the Russia Hoax

According to a report obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police (NACOP), in response to Graham’s request for oversight of the reliability of the Steele dossier, the Justice Department recently declassified a key footnote in Inspector General Horowitz’s report. The footnote states Christopher Steele’s Primary Sub-source “was the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation from 2009 to 2011 that assessed his/her documented contacts with suspected Russian intelligence officers.

“To me, failure of the FBI to inform the court that the Primary Sub-source was suspected of being a Russian agent is a breach of every duty owed by law enforcement to the judicial system,” said Ratcliffe.

The FBI summary provided to the committee reveals that the Crossfire Hurricane team was aware of this information in December 2016, yet failed to inform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in their affidavits for surveillance warrants on four occasions.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Downtown Portland Jewelry Store Intends to Sue City for Handling of Protests

PORTLAND, Ore. — A downtown Portland jewelry store owner intends to sue the City of Portland for its handling of protests in late May.

Noha Kassab, CEO of Kassab Jewelers, said her family-owned store was was broken into and looted early in the morning on May 30. This was during the beginning stages of what would lead to more than 100 days of protest in Portland.

“I started looking on my phone to see who was in my store, it was bunch of people going into the store, broke glass, it was the most painful, disheartening experience I ever faced,” said Kassab.

The store owner said they are still calculating the costs, but estimates $2.5 million in damages.

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

Downtown Portland Businesses: How Many Open, Closed or Empty

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Amid the pandemic, protests and a homeless crisis, downtown Portland’s reputation has been the center of some controversy over the last few months.

The Downtown Portland Clean & Safe recently conducted a survey of businesses within the 213 blocksthat make up the area. They said they surveyed 718 retail and restaurants throughout the month of September.

Their survey found there were over 430 businesses still open, some by appointment only or with adjusted hours. 170 businesses were temporarily closed, or only doing online shopping.

Over 20 businesses had permanently closed, and there were over 80 retail locations that were not occupied.

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

Federal Affidavit Details Accused New York Rioter’s Ties to Antifa

An upstate New York suspect is facing federal charges for instructing their comrades to make firebombs to harm police in one of the few known cases where federal prosecutors explicitly detail the accused’s ties to Antifa.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York charged 27-year-old Ryan Howe, of Rochester, last week with using a facility of interstate and foreign commerce to incite, promote and encourage a riot. Howe—who uses the pronouns “they/them” and “she/her”—is also known as “Rylea Autumn.”

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

Flashback: Chris Wallace Mocked Trump in 1988 Interview

For those wondering whether Chris Wallace’s disastrous moderator performance during Tuesday night’s debate had anything to do with his personal beef with President Trump, a 1988 interview provides some context.

As we previously highlighted, Wallace constantly interrupted the president while interjecting while Biden was speaking 5 times less frequently.

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

Florida Man Friday: In Which Colorado, New Jersey, And Especially Louisiana All Outdo Florida

We have never needed Florida Man Friday more than right now.

There hasn’t been much we could count on in 2020, between infectious disease, poisonous politics, a deliberately tanked economy, and a universe that has become practically mirthful — not to mention merciless — in its unpredictability.

But there is one thing you can depend upon, week in and week out.

And that’s Florida’s glorious sunshine law, shining its bright light on the very people who let you say: “At least it wasn’t me.”

So chins up, people, and join me on another…

Florida Man Friday!

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

Former Twitter CEO Says Some Capitalists ‘Going to be the First’ To be ‘Shot in the Revolution’

Twitter has not flagged or removed the tweet

Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said some capitalists “are going to be the first” to be “shot in the revolution” in a tweet Wednesday.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Former Twitter CEO Calls for Political Enemies to be “Lined Up Against the Wall and Shot”

Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has publicly called for people who disagree with him to be “lined up against the wall and shot.”

But there’s no Big Tech bias, honest!

“Me-first capitalists who think you can separate society from business are going to be the first people lined up against the wall and shot in the revolution. I’ll happily provide video commentary,” tweeted Costolo.

Mike Cernovich pointed out that Costolo was in violation of Twitter’s own rules regarding the glorification of violence.

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

Gov. Newsom Approves Task Force on ‘Slavery Reparations’

Taxpayers wonder how ‘broke’ California will foot the bill.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Gov. Cuomo Says COVID-19 App Will Alert New Yorkers of Nearby Infected People

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday that there is a new smartphone app that can alert residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware if they have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

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

Highly Anticipated Grand Jury Recordings of Breonna Taylor Case Have Been Released

The highly anticipated recordings of the grand jury proceedings in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor have been released by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron.

According to the Associated Press, the audio includes officers’ testimony that they knocked on Taylor’s door multiple times and announced the police presence before entering.

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

If Democrats Take the White House and Congress in November, It Will All be Over for the Republican Party

This is not a normal election, because if Democrats are able to win the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives in November, they will end the two party system as we know it today. Yes, there will still be two major political parties, but one will essentially be in permanent control. In recent weeks, there has been so much chatter on the left about ending the filibuster in the Senate permanently, about granting statehood to Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, and about “packing” the Supreme Court. Collectively, these three moves would basically make it exceedingly difficult for Republicans to ever become the majority party again. I know that this is an extreme statement to make, but I think that you will agree with me by the time this article is over.

Let’s talk about the filibuster in the Senate and statehood for D.C. and Puerto Rico first.

When Joy Reid of MSNBC asked Chuck Schumer about these potential moves if Democrats win the Senate, Schumer said that “everything is on the table”…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

L.A. Ordered to Pay NRA Six Figures After Losing First Amendment Case

A federal court ordered Los Angeles to hand over more than $100,000 to the National Rifle Association after ruling that the city had violated the gun-rights group’s First Amendment rights.

Federal district court judge Stephen Wilson struck down a city ordinance aimed at punishing prospective contractors with ties to the NRA as an infringement on the right to free speech and association. On Tuesday, he ordered city officials to pay for the Second Amendment group’s attorney fees, which totaled nearly $150,000.

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

Leftists Claim Trump Faked His Coronavirus Infection

After it was announced that President Trump had contracted coronavirus, numerous leftists took to Twitter to vehemently argue that Trump had staged the infection in order to help his re-election chances.

The consensus opinion appears to be that Trump being diagnosed with COVID-19 will harm his campaign because it will stop him traveling for 2 weeks and also highlight his supposed hypocrisy over the severity of coronavirus.

However, a vocal minority reacted to the news by insisting that the opposite was true, and that Trump staged the whole thing in order to recover quickly from the infection and bolster support for his argument that the threat of COVID-19 has been exaggerated for political reasons.

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

Leftists Celebrate Trump COVID Diagnosis

In news that will come as no surprise to anyone, but needs to be highlighted, leftists everywhere are hyperventilating and celebrating at President Trump’s announcement that he and the First Lady have tested positive for Covid-19.

Trump broke the news late Thursday.

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

Madison Police, Federal Law Enforcement Find No Evidence Biracial Woman Was Attacked

Madison police announced Friday they have not been able to corroborate allegations made by a biracial Monona woman that she was burned by four white men in Downtown Madison in June in what was initially reported as a hate crime and garnered national and international attention.

Althea Bernstein, 18, told police someone sprayed lighter fluid on her and set her on fire in the early morning hours of June 24 after one of the men yelled a racial epithet.

But on Friday, the police department said it was closing the case because “after an exhaustive probe, detectives were unable to corroborate or locate evidence consistent with what was reported.”

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

Medical Journal Calls for Mandatory COVID Vaccine: ‘Noncompliance Should Incur a Penalty’

A paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine has called for mandating a coronavirus vaccine, and outlined strategies for how Americans could be FORCED to take it.

The paper warns that an immediate mandate for the vaccine would spark too much resistance and backlash, so the writers suggest that at first it should be voluntary.

However, it suggests that if not enough people are willing to get the vaccine within the first few weeks of it’s availability, it should be transformed into an obligation, with penalties put into place for refusal.

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

Michael Moore: “Evil Genius” Trump Could be Lying About Having COVID to Postpone the Election

Film maker Michael Moore says that Trump is an “evil genius” who could be “lying” about being infected with coronavirus in order to justify postponing the election.

In a lengthy Facebook post, Moore outlines why he thinks the White House could be deliberately misleading the American public in announcing that Trump and the First Lady were diagnosed with COVID-19.

After claiming that Trump has lied roughly 25,000 times in the last four years, Moore asks, “Why on earth would we believe him today? Has he earned your trust now? No… Why would Trump all of a sudden just start telling the truth?”

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

Michigan Police Rescue 25 Missing Children in Sweep

Michigan State Police announced on Wednesday that it had located 25 missing children from across the Greater Detroit area, including Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.

In Operation MISafeKid II, police cross-referenced photos, last known locations, and other identifying information to locate the children, many of whom were at risk for sex trafficking.

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MSNBC’s Giridharadas: Trump Supporters Are ‘People Who Like Fascism’

MSNBC contributor Anand Giridharadas on Thursday sounded off on his concerns for the 2020 presidential election.

Giridharadas advised during “Morning Joe” that President Donald Trump’s supporters, who he referred to as “the people who like fascism,” should not be the focus of the media.

[Comment: Another communist talking head.]

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NBA Finals Ratings Hit Record Low for Lakers-Heat Game 1

One of the most iconic franchises with one of the league’s all-time great players may be playing in the NBA Finals, but it still wasn’t enough for the series opener to avoid the recent trend of rough sports television ratings.

Wednesday’s Game 1 between the Lakers and Heat averaged a 4.1 rating and 7.41 million viewers, making it the least-watched NBA Finals game since at least 1988, according to Sports Media Watch.

The previous lows of 5.2 and 8.06 million came in 2003 for Game 2 between the Nets and Spurs.

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New California Law Requires Corporate Boards to Meet Minority Quotas

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed the first bill in the country that requires all corporate boards to possess at least one director from an “underrepresented community.” The requirement will take effect by the end of 2021.

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NY Times Admits WHO’s Decision Not to Close Borders at Start of Pandemic Was Based on “Politics, “ Not Science

The New York Times has published an article admitting what we told you 8 months ago — that the World Health Organization’s directive at the start of the coronavirus pandemic that countries shouldn’t close their borders was a decision based on “politics,” not science.

“The World Health Organization has long encouraged mass tourism and said closing borders wouldn’t stop the spread of Covid-19. A New York Times investigation found this policy was never based on science, but instead on politics and economics,” tweeted the NY Times with a link to an article detailing the issue.

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Pennsylvania Union Bosses Struggling to Convince Members to Vote Against Donald Trump

Union bosses in the swing state of Pennsylvania admit they are struggling to convince their rank-and-file members to vote against President Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election.

As Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden visited Pennsylvania this week, local reports indicate union bosses are having a difficult time convincing their members to vote against Trump this election cycle.

[Comment: Commies infiltrate unions and, while pretending to fight hard for members, seek to get in a position to run unions.]

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Portland on Course to Have Most Deadly Spate of Violence in at Least Six Years

Four fatal shootings in Portland this week bring the total for the year to 39 homicides — putting the city on a trajectory to have its most deadly spate of violence in six years and prompting an outcry from community leaders who work directly with victims and families affected by the gunfire.

So far this year, 173 people have been struck by gunfire in 595 shootings, up from 89 people struck in 300 shootings at this time a year ago. The numbers include those killed by gunshots, police said.

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Proud Boys Founder Announces He’s Suing Biden, CNN and ‘Reporters Who Call Multiracial Patriotic Group White Supremacists and Nazis’

Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes has announced that he is suing Joe Biden, CNN and “all of these reporters who call this multiracial patriotic group white supremacists and Nazis.”

Despite the fact that the current Proud Boys Chairman Enrique Tarrio is Cuban and African American, Biden and his media lackeys have been smearing the group as “white supremacists” since President Donald Trump walloped him in the debate on Tuesday.

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Public University Professor Routinely Writes Articles for Chinese Propaganda Outlet

A professor at a public, taxpayer-funded university in Michigan regularly writes articles for a Chinese propaganda outlet working to delegitimize the United States.

Grand Valley State University (GVSU) professor Joel Wendland-Liu has written multiple articles for China Global Television Network (CGTN), which is owned and operated by the Chinese government. According to detailed reports from the Guardian, Beijing has purchased several media outlets to “tell China’s story well” as part of a larger worldwide propaganda campaign. CGTN is one of them. It pushes an anti-capitalist, anti-American narrative that many experts believe advances the Chinese Communist Party’s global influence.

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Rising Star Cyclist Suspended by US Team for One Word ‘Pro-Trump’ Tweet

Cyclist’s tweet showed mere indirect support to President Trump.

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Seattle’s Denny Park Riddled With Crime, Drugs and Homelessness

SEATTLE — Seattle’s oldest park is in peril.

Crime, drugs and homelessness have taken over Denny Park.

“If you came here two years ago on beautiful day like this you’d see kids playing, you would see young women and men, they would be out here having lunch on the playground, listening to music, playing games,” said Tim Gaydos who is a former pastor and the founder and chair of The Friends of Denny Park.

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Senator Mike Lee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah) announced on Friday that he has tested positive for coronavirus.

The news came after President Trump revealed that he and First Lady Melania Trump have contracted the virus, along with White House aide Hope Hicks and RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. Lee has made multiple appearances on Capitol Hill and at the White House in recent days, although it is not apparent that his case is connected to the president’s.

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State Supreme Court Strikes Down Whitmer’s Emergency Powers

Lansing — In a landmark ruling with far-reaching implications, the Michigan Supreme Court decided Friday that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer violated her constitutional authority by continuing to issue orders to combat COVID-19 without the approval of state lawmakers.

The court, in its 71-page ruling, found that Whitmer did not have authority after April 30 to issue or renew any executive orders related to the pandemic under the 1976 Emergency Management Act.

The justices also found Whitmer did not possess the authority to exercise emergency powers under the 1945 Emergency Powers of the Governor Act because the act violates the Michigan Constitution.

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Ted Cruz Tells CNN: “Trump Broke You Guys”

During an appearance on Chris Cuomo’s show, Senator Ted Cruz lambasted CNN for being obsessed with hating President Trump, telling the host, “Donald Trump broke you guys.”

Speaking about the fallout from Tuesday night’s debate, the Texas Senator said Americans were sick of the media’s wall to wall fixation with bashing the commander in chief.

“Chris, there was a time when CNN actually cared about being journalistic and talking about facts — Donald Trump broke you guys,” said Cruz.

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The Coming Break Up of America, Part 2

Thomas W. Chittum, author of, “CIVIL WAR II: THE COMING BREAKUP OF AMERICA,” brings concrete historical evidence to the impending conflicts in America. By looking around, you, the average American, can see this tragedy building.

If you’re not living in California, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Miami, Florida, Georgia, New York, Detroit, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois-you might not see it-but it’s coming and it’s coming fast.

Chittum states, “Street gangs will doubtless form the core of future black and Hispanic urban militias…consider the following…they are well financed by drug trade…they are ethnically oriented…are heavily armed…organized and disciplined…and numerous beyond belief.”

That statement is born out by latest statistics whereby 29 percent of our state and federal prisons are filled with legal and illegal immigrants.

Chittum states, “Their leadership is composed of courageous, industrious and intelligent men because promotion is based on leadership, business acumen and application of ruthless violence.”

When you look at the massive $120 billion annual drug trade infecting this country, it’s evident. “These urban gangs are evolving into serious armies, armies hostile to the established government.” It’s why 800,000 Californians fled their state last year. In Miami, American citizens fled north. Detroit is fast becoming Arabic exclusively. Fremont, California known as ‘Little Kabul’ tips toward an exclusive Middle Eastern in population. Los Angeles is no longer an American city.

As their numbers grow, police can’t touch them because of “Special Order 40” which gives them immunity from arrest and deportation. Such Governors as in Maine and Arizona’s Governor directly break immigration laws by passing ordinances encouraging more illegal aliens and giving them sanctuary. The governor of Minnesota openly encourages massive illegal alien importation. He’s pushed by meatpacking plant owners who openly hire illegal aliens. Austin, Minnesota suffers from over 3,000 illegal aliens working in the meatpacking plants. Citizens are left without jobs while a few people make millions at the top.

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Threat of Critical Race Theory

President Trump recently issued an executive order prohibiting federal agencies from using “critical race theory” as part of their personnel-training programs. The president acted in response to my reporting exposing the use of “diversity, equity, and inclusion” training courses in federal agencies. These programs, based on a neo-Marxist ideology that originated in law schools a generation ago, purport to expose and correct “unconscious racial bias” and “white privilege” among their employees. Critical race theory treats “whiteness” as a moral blight and maligns all members of that racial group as complicit in oppression. Critical race theory now forms the basis of personnel-training programs around the country, from corporate America and universities to churches and nonprofits.

One can trace a direct line from the critical race theory trainings in government, education, and universities to the recent violence and destruction in the streets of so many American cities. Many committed to the cultural Marxist narrative are now entrenched in vital American institutions. The recent riots have exposed the extent to which leaders in the Democratic Party have embraced the ideology of the woke Left. With such widespread penetration of that ideology, the crisis is unlikely to fade away.

The riots of the last three months could open the door to a radical transformation of our constitutional system, including an end to colorblind application of the rule of law-especially if the political coalition that has permitted, and even encouraged, violent protesters regains power at the national level. If leftists merely accuse others of racism, without these accusations being subject to scrutiny from conservative political leaders, they will retain their political momentum-and millions of Americans will continue to face the threat of accusation and cancellation.

Whether it comes to racism or any other sin, few Americans believe that all members of any group are inherently innocent while all those of another are inherently guilty. Adherents of critical race theory do believe this, though-and they’re aggressively teaching it. Our leaders must expose critical race theory as the destructive ideology that it is.

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Top Trump Aide Hope Hicks Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Traveling With the President Tuesday and Wednesday

Update: President Trump tweeted that he and the first lady will quarantine until they get their test results back:

Hope Hicks, one of President Trump’s closest aides, has tested positive for COVID-19 after traveling with the president aboard Air Force One to the presidential debate on Tuesday as well as the Trump rally in Minnesota on Wednesday.

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Trump Testing Positive for Coronavirus Could Actually Help His Chances of Re-Election

Despite the media consensus that President Trump testing positive for coronavirus is a huge negative for his presidential campaign, data shows it could actually help him.

Leftists reacted to the news that Trump and the First Lady had contracted COVID-19 with a mixture of gloating and glee, suggesting it was payback for the president not taking the virus seriously enough while also partly derailing his re-election campaign.

However, if what happened after two other populist world leaders were infected with COVID repeats for a third time, it could actually boost Trump’s poll numbers.

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Trump to Biden on Antifa: “Ideas Don’t Burn Down Buildings”

During a Campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota Wednesday, President Trump mocked Joe Biden’s declaration during the Presidential debate that Antifa is ‘just an idea’.

“Joe Biden says Antifa is just an idea,” Trump announced, adding “Well, ideas don’t assault cops and they don’t burn down buildings. Antifa is a domestic terrorist organization.”

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UK Plans Massive COVID Testing & Digital Passport Regime

Operation Moonshot is the name of the UK government’s newly proposed COVID-19 mass testing scheme. The plan, revealed by The BMJ,1 involves an expansion of testing from the current hundreds of thousands of tests each day to 10 million a day by early 2021. But how does the government propose to do this?

How will testing increase between now and early 2021? The documents show a proposed three-stage rollout. They state that the UK will carry out between 200,000 to 800,000 tests a day between September and December 2020. This might break down to:

200,000 tests a day on people with symptoms, 100,000 a day on people without symptoms in local areas to suppress outbreaks, 250,000 a day on people without symptoms in the NHS and care homes, and 100,000 a day through national prevalence studies. From December the plans propose increasing daily capacity to between two and four million. This would involve mass testing of all homes in local areas or whole cities when prevalence rises (430,000 tests a day), testing high contact professions such as teachers every week (100,000 a day), and testing people to allow them to enter high risk settings, such as visitors to the hospital and care homes.

The plan then states that there would be “full rollout” in early 2021 to 10 million tests a day, to “enable people to return to and maintain a normal life.” At this stage, weekly testing would be made available progressively to the whole population to allow people to go to high-risk events by using a “digital passport” to show they have tested negative for the virus.

[Comment: There is no test for COVID-19, the test only shows that you may have had one of the family of corona virus in the past — so, a common cold would give a positive reading. Authorities know this — they are ramping up testing to generate massive numbers of “positives” which are really just false positives. This provides the pretext for Orwells “boot stamping on the face forever.”]

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USB-C Was Supposed to Simplify Our Lives. Instead, It’s a Total Mess.

A mix of hidden standards make the ubiquitous cable a pain to deal with

Techies hailed USB-C as the future of cables when it hit the mainstream market with Apple’s single-port MacBook in 2015. It was a huge improvement over the previous generation of USB, allowing for many different types of functionality — charging, connecting to an external display, etc. — in one simple cord, all without having a “right side up” like its predecessor.

Five years later, USB-C is near-ubiquitous: Almost every modern laptop and smartphone has at least one USB-C port, with the exception of the iPhone, which still uses Apple’s proprietary Lightning port. For all its improvements, USB-C has become a mess of tangled standards — a nightmare for consumers to navigate despite the initial promise of simplicity.

Anyone going all-in on USB-C will run into problems with an optional standard called Power Delivery. The standard allows devices to charge at a much higher wattage relative to older connectors, therefore allowing them to charge faster. But it requires the right combination of charger, cables, and device to actually achieve this.

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Video: Democratic Ad Compares 2020 America to Nazi Germany

The Jewish Democratic Council of America is facing backlash after it produced a campaign ad that compared America under President Trump to Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler.

The video, titled “Hate doesn’t stop itself, it must be stopped,” features a split screen with footage of Trump rallies, and by its side footage of nazi rallies from the 1930s.

For good measure, the Democrats threw in images of white supremacists from Charlottesville in 2017, as well as images from the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue attack.

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Washington Post Tweets “Imagine What it Will be Like Never to Have to Think About Trump Again” After Coronavirus Announcement

Despite being apparently unconnected to Trump’s announcement that he had contracted coronavirus, the Washington Post was forced to delete a tweet that stated, “Opinion: Imagine what it will be like to never have to think about Trump again.”

Trump tweeted that he and Melania had tested positive for COVID-19 last night, prompting a wave of gloating and celebration from leftists and the media.

39 minutes later, the Washington Post tweeted a link to the story, with many believing it to be a reaction to the news.

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Watch: BLM Chastises Hotel Guests for Closing Blinds During Vigil for Man Who Pointed Gun at Police

Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists chastised hotel guests in downtown Portland on Wednesday night for closing their blinds during a vigil for a black man who was shot by police two years ago — A grand jury determined that the officers involved in the fatal incident were justified in their use of deadly force.

“It is incredibly disrespectful for all of you to be up here. And you are so privileged. There is a memorial for a man who was killed and you think it’s more important to watch TV,” a protester said. “That is their priority. So get your priorities straight. This isn’t a joke.”

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Woman Charged With Using Minors to Steal Trump, Stefanik Campaign Signs

AMSTERDAM, NY (WRGB) The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office say they have arrested a Schenectady woman, accused of using minors to steal campaign signs.

Sheriff’s deputies say 45 year old Deana Algarin drove 6 minors around so they could steal campaign signs.

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3 Turks Gang Raped 14-Year-Old Girl in Belgium City of Lommel: Prosecutors

A trial is currently underway in Belgium for two young men of Turkish origin appeared in court for the gang rape of a 14-year-old girl, with a verdict expected on Oct. 16.

“If you ever have a child, I sincerely hope it is a girl, and I hope you go through what I went through. I wish it on you,” the mother of the 14-year-old girl said to two of the three suspected gang rapists of her daughter during a trial in Hasselt court.

The defense responded the rape as “a youthful sin” in response.

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Corbyn, The PM’s Dad, And a Scottish Separatist: A Week of High-Profile COVID Rule Breaking

Margaret Ferrier MP has admitted to travelling back and forth from Scotland to London despite awaiting a coronavirus diagnosis that later proved positive.

Ferrier, a member of the leftist, separatist Scottish National Party (SNP), had said she had taken a COVID-19 test on Saturday after experiencing “mild symptoms”, but made the journey south on Monday because she said she was feeling “much better”.

Potentially risking infection to other MPs in Parliament, she then entered the chamber and used her time to praise the NHS for its handling of the pandemic, according to the Metro. It was after her appearance in the House of Commons that evening she received the news she had coronavirus. Rather than self-isolating at her London home as legally mandated, she took the train back to Scotland on Tuesday morning, failing to inform the Speaker of the House of Commons until Wednesday afternoon.

The MP apologised for her actions, and the SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford announced on Thursday that he would be suspending the whip for Ferrier, effectively suspending her from the party. On Friday, party leader Nicola Sturgeon called for Ferrier to “do the right thing” and resign as MP.

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Czechia to Reintroduce a State of Emergency on Monday

On Monday, Oct. 5, the Czech Republic will declare a state of emergency once again after the government approved the proposal of the Minister of Health Roman Prymula, who suggested to make this move to stop the rapid spread of coronavirus.

The state of emergency will last for 30 days.

According to Prymula, without declaring the state of emergency, the number of patients with COVID could strain the capacity of medical facilities by the end of October.

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EU Launches Legal Action Against UK for Breaching Divorce Agreement

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Thursday that the European Union was launching legal proceedings against the United Kingdom for passing legislation that overrides part of the Brexit withdrawal agreement (WA).

On Wednesday, the House of Commons passed the Internal Market Bill, which allows for the British parliament to overturn parts of the WA. Prime Minister Boris Johnson put forward the bill because he said that the EU had not been negotiating in “good faith” and wanted a legal mechanism to protect the movement of goods within the nation in the event of a no-deal.

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French Butcher Attacked With Tear Gas by Children for Selling Pork

Children as young as twelve years old attacked a butcher in the French city of Lyon, allegedly over the shop selling pork products.

The attacks took place on September 19th at the butcher shop located in the 8th arrondissement of Lyon with the first incident at around 4 pm just seeing the children hurl insults at the employees. “They were blaming us for selling pork,” one of the butchers said.

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German Court Opens Dieselgate Trial of Ex-Audi Boss Stadler

Five years after parent company Volkswagen owned up to the scam

(ANSA-AFP) — MUNICH, 30 SET — Former Audi CEO Rupert Stadler on Wednesday became the first auto boss to stand trial in Germany over the “dieselgate” emissions cheating scandal. Five years after parent company Volkswagen owned up to the scam, Stadler appeared before the Munich district court to answer fraud charges. He wore a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus. On trial alongside him are former Audi and Porsche manager Wolfgang Hatz and two Audi engineers.

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Germany: Medical Doctors Declare That the Pandemic Was Planned

A group of over 500 medical doctors in Germany called ‘Doctors for Information’ made a shocking statement during a national press conference:

‘The Corona panic is a play. It’s a scam. A swindle. It’s high time we understood that we’re in the midst of a global crime.’

This large group of medical experts publishes a medical newspaper on 500,000 copies every week, to inform the public about the massive misinformation in the mainstream media.

They also organize mass protests in Europe, like the one on August 29, 2020 where 12 million people signed up and several millions actually showed up.

Why do these 500+ medical doctors say the pandemic is a global crime? What do they know, that we don’t?

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Most Czechs Would Refuse COVID-19 Vaccine, Do Not Trust Vaccines in General

Most Czechs would refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19 when the vaccine is available, according to the survey by the STEM / MARK agency, with respondents mostly explaining their reluctance by saying that they generally did not trust any vaccination.

According to the respondents, the COVID-19 vaccine in preparation is also not sufficiently tested.

Vaccines against a new type of coronavirus are currently being developed and tested in several countries, including the Czech Republic. Russian researchers have also introduced the first officially completed vaccine named Sputnik.

So far, Czechia has a prototype of its own vaccine, which will now be assessed by experts from the Czech Vaccinological Society.

However, almost three-fifths of Czechs said in the current survey that they did not want to be vaccinated against coronavirus.

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Orban Demands Resignation of EU Commission VP Jourova

Hungary suspending “all bilateral contacts with her”

(ANSA) — BELGRADE, 29 SET — Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban requested the immediate resignation of European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova in a letter to EC President Ursula von der Leyen, Orban’s International Communications Office informed today. Hungary is at the same time suspending “all bilateral political contacts with her.” According to Orban, Jourova’s recent statements are “incompatible with her current mandate.” In the letter, Orban claimed that Jourova said that in Hungary “a sick democracy” is being built, a “political attack against the democratically elected Government of Hungary” and a “humiliation to Hungary and the Hungarian people.” Moreover, Orban recalled that the “Commission’s role” is “neutral” and Jourova’s wording are “a blatant violation of the principle of sincere cooperation.”

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Poland Hears Echoes of Nazi Rhetoric After German Politician Urges EU to Starve Poland and Hungary

Deputy Head of the European Parliament, Katarina Barley, has caused massive outrage due to her appeal to “starve” Poland and Hungary of EU funds.

According to the website of radio Deutschlandfunk, Barley called for increased pressure against Poland and Hungary to maintain so-called rule of law in those countries.

“The rule of law is constantly broken and EU funds are an efficient way to exact pressure. States such as Poland and Hungary must be financially starved. Funds are an efficient lever,” she told German radio.

Several Polish politicians and commentators criticized Barley, emphasizing the historic connotation of using the word “starvation” in context of Polish-German relations, according to Polish media outlet Salon24.

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Scotland: COVID Police Crash 10-Year-Old Girl’s Birthday Party After Neighbors Snitch on Family

Police in Scotland turned up at a 10-year-old girl’s birthday party after a neighbor snitched on her family for not following coronavirus social distancing rules.

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Swedish Expert Tells Govt to Crack Down Even Harder on Hate Speech and Misinformation

Swedish government investigator Carl Heath has recommended the state crack down even harder on so-called hate speech online, as well as disinformation and propaganda.

According to Mr Heath, a researcher at Sweden’s RISE research institute, propaganda and hate speech are a threat to the country’s democracy.

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The “Hidden Epidemic” — Child-Abuse “Under-Reported” During UK Lockdown

As a result of the COVID-19 shutdown ordered by governments, adolescents and children are being physically abused in record numbers, with incidences involving children in England and Wales at their highest levels since 2014, according to a recent report by the NSPCC. Even the prestigious Lancet medical journal is finally admitting that the government’s own lockdown measures have driven increases in mortality resulting — due to movement restrictions imposed during the supposed ‘pandemic.’

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The German Left and Right’s Shared Affinity for Russia

by Thomas O. Falk

Similarities between Germany’s left and the right-wing AfD may seem hard to find, however when it comes to Russia and President Putin, both appear to possess shared ideas and sentiments.

Are the AfD and the Left Really Polar Opposites?

Germany’s right-wing party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) and The Left are easy to distinguish in daily politics. Both sides make sure of it by slandering one another on an almost daily basis by calling each other “Nazis” and “Communists.” And those are just the friendlier exchanges.

The recent assassination attempt on Aleksej Navalny, however, once again displayed how the contours of German politics are blurred when Russia is involved. The latest example of this was provided by the AfD’s foreign policy spokesman Hansjörg Müller. Asked about the Navalny case and Russia’s involvement he stated that the US could have committed the crime because of Nord Stream 2.

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UK Softens Negotiating Stance, Offers EU Three-Year Fishing ‘Transition Period’: Report

The United Kingdom has reportedly softened its position on one of its Brexit red lines, by offering the European Union a three-year ‘transition period’ for European fishermen to access British fishing waters.

Britain’s negotiators are said to have offered European fleets a “phase down” from 2021 to 2024, rather than the UK taking back full control of fishing waters at the end of the transition period on December 31st, 2020.

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UK: Ariana Grande Concert Bomber Associated With Known Extremists, Was on Security Services Radar 18 Times

Salman Abedi, the jihadist who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, United Kingdom in 2017 repeatedly came to the attention of the security services but officers failed to connect the dots, leaving him free to murder.

The Libyan-origin 22-year-old detonated a rucksack full of improvised explosives at the Manchester Arena on May 22nd 2017, killing 22 at an Ariana Grande concert. Most of the victims were child fans of the pop star, and their parents who had chaperoned them.

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UK: Conservative MP Slams ‘Nanny State Socialist’ Response to Coronavirus

Conservative MP Philip Davies has criticised the government’s “nanny state socialist” coronavirus response, after the House of Commons had voted to extend the emergency powers which gives the prime minister autonomy to pass legislation without requiring parliamentary scrutiny.

Addressing Health Secretary Matt Hancock in the House of Commons on Thursday, Mr Davies criticised the “arbitrary” 10 pm curfew on pubs, restaurants, and other social venues which he said is destroying Britain’s hospitality industry and thereby putting Britons out of work.

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UK: COVID-1984: Wedding Venue Shut Down, Fined £10,000 for Having Too Many Guests

A wedding venue in Luton has been forced to shut down and its manager was fined £10,000 for hosting a wedding reception that reportedly had too many people attend, contravening the restrictions on public gatherings decreed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The wedding venue was ordered to shut on September 25th, after Luton council gave the venue a direction notice on the premises, thereby ordering its closure. Police said that it will remain closed until Council Officers “are satisfied that it can, and will, do so safely.”

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UK: Furious Porsche Owner Blocks Road to Stop Council Tow Truck Taking His Sports Car Over Unpaid Parking Ticket — and Wins!

Outraged Peter Fennell saw his car being loaded on a tow-truck hour after ticket. He obstructed the lorry by sitting in the road in Highgate as he worked on laptop. His wife Anne stood behind the tow-truck so it couldn’t reverse and escape.

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UK: The NHS Needs to Stop Being Hysterical. Taking Steps to Shield the Vulnerable Elderly From COVID is Not ‘Age-Based Apartheid’

There are practical ways to protect the vulnerable elderly without going as far as “age-based apartheid.” For example, special efforts have been made to ensure older people can get shopping delivered rather than having to go out themselves. Older people themselves are now much more aware of the risks than before, but at least have choices now about how much risk they are willing to accept. Those choices should not be taken away from them.

That seems to be the opposite of current government policy — to impose sweeping restrictions on everyone and isolate the most vulnerable, whatever their personal wishes.

So area after area of the UK is now under specific local restrictions. Scotland now bans members of one household entering another home. In the north-east of England, the rules will go even further this week, banning households from meeting each other in any enclosed space and strongly advising against mixing outdoors. It’s getting to the point where talk of ‘local’ lockdowns is becoming meaningless, since so many areas now face restrictions that they are, in effect, national restrictions.

There seems to be a misguided sense of fairness going on. Rather than be seen to discriminate against older people — which is what the virus itself does — the medical establishment seems to want to make everyone suffer equally. So we end up with the farce of university students being forcibly confined to their halls of residence and told not to go home to their families, despite the fact that the illness poses little risk of serious illness to them.

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UK: Watch: Prince Harry and Meghan Speaks to London Newspaper on Race ‘Awakening’, Black History Month

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has spoken about his “awakening” to race issues as he and his wife, Meghan, launched an anti-racism campaign to mark Black History Month in the U.K.

In a video interview with the Evening Standard newspaper published Thursday, Harry said London sometimes “doesn´t feel as diverse as it actually is” and that he wanted to use his celebrity to raise awareness about the Black community and the challenges it faces.

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Vatican Chief Denounces Intolerance of the ‘Politically Correct’

ROME — The Vatican’s Secretary of State decried the intolerance of “political correctness” Wednesday as an insidious attack on religious freedom present in many Western democracies.

“Attacks on religious freedom are often driven by fear and ideology,” stated Cardinal Pietro Parolin at a Rome conference on religious liberty organized by the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See and attended by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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‘You Cannot Lock Down Everybody’: Madrid Leaders Oppose Spanish Govt’s Plan to Lock Down Capital

Health Ministry said central government overriding regional authorities to impose lockdown of city of over 3 million people in coming days.

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The EU Should Punish Lukashenko for Violence in Belarus, Say Czech PM Babis

The European Union should include the authoritarian ruler Alexander Lukashenko on the Belarusian sanctions list, stated Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis before the beginning of the EU summit, which decided on imposing the sanctions.

The list of 40 officials who are responsible for election manipulation and the violent suppression of protests in Belarus, was ready in the middle of September, however, Lukashenko’s name is missing from the list.

“Those sanctions should be imposed on him, especially, as he is the one who is the cause of violence in Belarus,” Babis said before the meeting of the EU representatives.

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Report: Dozens of Greeks Travel to Caucasus in Defense of Armenia

The Greek City Times (GCT) reported on Thursday that roughly 80 volunteers from Greece are traveling to Armenia to support the country against Turkey and Azerbaijan in the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region.

According to GCT’s sources, about 50 of the volunteers are Greek citizens of Armenian heritage, while the rest are ethnic Greeks. They hailed from towns all across Greece.

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Turkey is Killing Armenians. Again. (and Why it Matters to US)

The Turkish government under President Tayyip Erdogan is supporting Azerbaijan in its attacks on mostly Christian Armenia. Given Erdogan’s repeated sponsorship of anti-Christian jihadists around the world, The Stream interviewed regional expert Johannes de Jong about the conflict.

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China Uses Presidential Debate to Attack America, Promote Global Authoritarianism

Chinese state media once again attacked diversity of opinion in the US to promote the Communist state’s brand of global authoritarianism, this time reviewing the Presidential debate between Trump and Biden, and noting that Americans must be “disappointed.”

Suddenly appearing to become television critics, China’s Global Times on Wednesday described the debate as “full of personal attacks and disruptions which jeopardized the audience’s viewing experience”.

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Chinese State Media Gloats About Trump Catching Coronavirus

The editor-in-chief of Chinese state media outlet the Global Times is gloating about how Trump catching coronavirus could ruin his re-election chances.

The Global Times is seen in the west as “part of the Chinese government’s propaganda apparatus” because it is under the umbrella of the Chinese Communist Party’s People’s Daily newspaper.

“President Trump and the first lady have paid the price for his gamble to play down the COVID-19,” tweeted the outlet’s editor-in-chief Hu Xijin.

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Owner of Online Chinese Christian Bookstore Sentenced to 7 Years Imprisonment, Government to Destroy Nearly 13,000 Books

Chen Yu, owner of a Chinese Christian bookstore that operates online, has been sentenced by the government to serve seven years in prison and pay a fine of nearly $30,000 for “illegal business operations.”

The People’s Court of Linhai City levied the sentence against Chen last week. He was arrested in September 2019. Chen allegedly has been selling publications that are of a religious nature and not government approved. The publications supposedly were from the United States, Taiwan, and other nations.

Chen’s punishment also includes confiscation of his smart phone and destruction of his stock of 12,864 books. Police have begun a search to locate Chen’s customers across China, based on the bookstore’s records, and will destroy the merchandise purchased from Chen’s store, according to International Christian Concern.

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Awkward Moment Daniel Andrews Posts Two-Year-Old Picture With Smiling Young Apprentices to Promote Himself — Only for Them to Turn Around and Say They Don’t Have Jobs Anymore Because of His Lockdown

Mr Andrews used an old snap of a visit to Chisolm TAFE in 2018 in a post spruiking his education agenda on Wednesday. The picture shows the premier smiling alongside two apprentices.

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‘It’s Happening Again’: Private Security Guards Are Pulled From Melbourne Quarantine Hotel After Whistleblower Says They’re Untrained and Not Following Procedures — Sparking Fears the City Could Suffer a Third Wave

Guards employed by services company Spotless were sent home from the Novotel in Southbank half way through their shift on Wednesday.

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Jealous Woman Who Stabbed Her Ex-Girlfriend 58 Times After She Plunged Five Floors From a Balcony is Jailed for 19 Years

The final moments of Shuyu Zhou’s life were filled with ‘excruciating pain, fear and terror’. She was stabbed 58 times by her jilted former lover Zixi Wang, following a five-storey balcony fall.

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‘No Evidence’ Melbourne’s Draconian Curfew Keeps Coronavirus Cases Down — Admits the Senior Bureaucrat Who Extended the Policy

The COVID-19-hit city’s five million residents were on August 2 banned from leaving their homes between the hours of 8pm to 5am except for work, medical or care-giving reasons.

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U.N. In Crisis as UNICEF Joins W.H.O. To Face Endemic Sex Abuse Claims

UNICEF on Wednesday became the third U.N. agency in less than 48-hours to begin an internal inquiry into allegations of sexual abuse of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as claims of rape by U.N. workers threaten to engulf the globalist organization.

The children’s fund said it was “appalled that people who identify as UNICEF workers have reportedly committed abuse against vulnerable women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.”

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All Unaccompanied Migrant Minors Should be Deported From France, Says Philosopher Eric Zemmour

The unaccompanied minor immigrants in France not only cost the state huge amounts of money, they are also a major source of delinquency and crime, French philosopher and essayist Éric Zemmour said while speaking on French news channel CNews.

“Among the these minors, some 40,000 to 50,000 a year cost us [in France] billions [of euros], and feature an enormous delinquency. I never said they are all delinquents, all I said was that a great many of them are,” Zemmour said.

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At Least One Honduran Migrant Dies After Caravan of 3,000 Forces Their Way Across the Guatemala Border in Hopes of Reaching the United States

At least one Honduran man has died after as many 3,000 migrants stampeded across the Guatemala border Thursday in hopes of getting to the United States.

The Guatemalan Institute of Migration said the man, who was not identified, was traveling aboard a tractor trailer in the border town of Entre Rios when he fell to the ground and was subsequently run over by the truck.

The Guatemalan government, which had just opened its borders that had been shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic, promised to detain and deport anyone caught unlawfully crossing its border with Honduras.

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France: Paris Region Arrests Over 6,300 Underage Migrants in 2020

The Paris region of Ile-de-France has seen a surge in the number of arrests of underage unaccompanied migrants, with 2020 seeing over 6,300 arrests so far this year.

According to the Paris prefecture, the numbers of arrests have increased over the last three years, with the prefecture largely blaming increases in illegal migration for the surge in arrests.

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Germany: Berlin’s Migrant Clans Are Major Factor Behind High Crime Rate, Chief Prosecutor Says

The growing crime rate in the German capital is undermining citizens’ trust in the rule of law, Berlin Chief Public Prosecutor Ralph Knispel told Berliner Zeitung in an interview.

“The population’s trust in the rule of law has declined. There are areas where people feel unsafe, and there are corners in Berlin, for example in Neukölln and Kreuzberg, where even police officers only move in groups because they are exposed to attacks,” Knispel said.

Knispel, chairman of the Association of Berlin Public Prosecutors, has for a long time been warning politicians for ignoring the growth of migrant clans.

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Germany is Failing to Fight Child Marriages in Migrant Communities

Although Germany has a law to protect minors from forced marriages, it does not apply in practice, and the number of child marriages in Germany is rapidly rising, with 98 percent of those affected with a migration background.

Child marriages are not only the practice of people from Syria, Iraq, or Afghanistan but also from Turkey and even Bulgaria, according to German news outlet Focus.

In 2019, the authorities registered 819 marriages with a minor.

“In fact, there are many more” said Monika Michell from the Terre des Femmes organization, with Michell providing an example of a 16-year-old girl named Aylin.

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‘Give British Workers a Chance!’ Think Tank Bashes Plan to Import Millions of Workers During Economic Crisis

Migration Watch UK has condemned Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to open up the jobs of millions of British workers to global competition as a part of its post-Brexit economic strategy, despite looming high unemployment in the wake of the China virus.

Analysis conducted by the mass migration sceptic think tank warned that through the reduction of educational and salary requirements, the government will expose 150 mid-skill professions —including butchers, bakers, and welders — which are currently staffed by around three million British-born workers to global competition.

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Italian Authorities Open Fire After Being Rammed by Suspected Smuggler Boat

The Italian Guardia di Finanza fired across the bows of a Tunisian fishing vessel suspected of aiding illegal migration after the boat rammed one of the Italian ships.

The dramatic incident, which took place off the coast of Lampedusa, began after 40 Tunisians landed on the Italian island the day before. Their presence had attracted the attention of the Italian coastguard, which set to sea to investigate and found three boats pretending to fish in Italian waters.

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Largest Texas County Adds Noncitizens to Voter Rolls

Harris County, which includes Houston, had more than four million people in the last census…

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Lawyer Linked to Swedish Migrant Clan Gangs Threatened With Expulsion From Bar Association

Gothenburg lawyer Edip Samuelsson, who has represented local migrant clan gangs, has been threatened with expulsion from the Bar Association after allegedly leaking restricted information from detainees.

Samuelsson, who has represented members of Gothenburg’s notorious Ali Khan clan in several cases, was fined 50,000 Swedish kronor (£4,324/$5,580) and given a warning after being found to have violated legal practice rules for leaking information.

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Salvini Looks to Head Off Migrant Trial, Seeks Political Gain

CATANIA, Italy (Reuters) — Italy’s far-right leader Matteo Salvini goes to court on Saturday to try to persuade a judge not to charge him with illegally detaining migrants at sea — a crime that carries a maximum 15-year prison term.

The high profile case centres on an incident in July 2019, when Salvini, the then interior minister, blocked more than 100 migrants aboard a coastguard sharp for six days as he waited for European allies to agree to take them in.

Salvini has looked to leverage maximum political gain from the legal battle, saying he had been acting in the national interest by slowing the flow of undocumented migrants.

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The DOJ Forced a New Jersey Town to Accept a Mosque, A Chinese Immigrant Family’s Son Joined Hamas

When federal investigators showed up at the Xie family home in Basking Ridge, there was a courtesy Porsche loaner in the driveway. The pleasant New Jersey community has become the place where successful Chinese immigrants move after they’ve outgrown places like Fort Lee.

Like the earlier generation of Jewish residents, they came for the schools and suburban living. The neighbors of the Xie family on the tree-lined street are mostly Jewish and Asian upper middle class professionals employed by Fortune 500 companies and living the American dream.

The Xie home with its soaring gables, its two car garage, and the Porsche out front, signaled that they had made it. And with access to good schools, their children would outdo them.

Jonathan Xie probably never will. His guilty plea to one count of concealing attempts to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization puts an end to the case against him, and likely to the future his parents might have planned for him: a degree from an Ivy League college, a prestigious profession, and another big house like theirs in a leafy suburb.

Two years after Jonathan graduated from high school, federal investigators were going through the familiar and humiliating process of carting boxes past the loaner Porsche and the two car garage. Something had gone very wrong. Like a surprisingly diverse number of American teens, Jonathan had decided to convert to Islam, become an Islamic terrorist and kill lots of people.

Especially Jews. And possibly anyone in Trump Tower. Including President Trump…

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UK Considering Floating Asylum Centres in Old Ferries, Sending Migrants to Remote Islands: Reports

The British government is said to be considering off-shore asylum centres on old ferries, or even sending claimants to remote islands in the South Atlantic.

The government is reportedly considering turning retired ferries into floating asylum centres off of the British coast to hold would-be refugees until their claims are assessed, according to documents seen by The Times.

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UK: More Than 9,000 Asylum Seekers Are Now Living in 91 Hotels Across the Country Amid Record Number of Channel Crossings

More than 9,000 asylum seekers are living in 91 hotels across the country after a record year for Channel crossings, MPs have been told.

Home Office officials told the Public Accounts Committee 9,500 people have been put up in almost a hundred hotels in around 50 local authority areas.

And the department’s permanent secretary Matthew Rycroft told the committee: ‘There are more people coming into the aylum system at the moment than are leaving it and that is because of Covid’.

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UN Insists Record Boat Migrant Numbers ‘Not a Threat’ To Britain

Record numbers of illegal immigrants crossing the English Channel are “not a threat” to Britain, and could even be a boon for taxpayers, the United Nations (UN) has claimed.

Speaking to the Commons Home Affairs Committee on Wednesday, representatives from the international body argued that Britain should open new channels that would allow many more low and no-skilled third world migrants to enter the country legally in order to deter individuals from paying people traffickers.

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Athletics Great Jane Flemming Says Transgender Athletes Shouldn’t be Allowed to Compete in Women’s Sport as Their Physical Advantages Make Them a Danger to Female Competitors

Jane Flemming, who competed in three Commonwealth and two Olympic games during the late 1980s and early 1990s, said transgender athletes were a safety risk to female competitors.

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Satanic Temple Sues Advertising Company for Refusing to Put Up Billboards Claiming Abortion is a Ritual

The Satanic Temple is suing an advertising company after it refused to display billboards that said abortion is a “ritual.”

The temple has accused Lamar Advertising of religious discrimination for not putting up eight billboards in Arkansas and Indiana that say abortion is a ritual and that its “religious abortion ritual averts many state restrictions.”

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Trump Tweets He Will Block Navy Decision to Make Seal Ethos Gender-Neutral, Calls it “Ridiculous”

President Trump tweeted on Thursday that he would overturn a Navy decision to change the Navy SEAL ethos and Special Warface Combatant-Craft Crewman creed to be gender-neutral.

The creed and ethos were both recently changed to be gender-neutral, removing words like “men” and “man” in favor of “warrior” and “SEALS.”

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UK Teachers Banned From Encouraging Children to Change Their Gender According to New Breakthrough Guidelines

New British legislation is being hailed as a breakthrough that discourages teachers from suggesting that children should change their gender based on what they choose to wear or personality traits.

The new British guidelines concern interpersonal, sexual and sexual health education in primary and secondary schools, and come at a time when gender transition surgeries are surging in the United Kingdom.

Transsexuality is only one of the many topics mentioned, but it already suggests a significant change in the approach of the British government to the issue, according to Polish outlet Niezalezna.

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20 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/2/2020

    • He is puppet of Merkel&CO, Macron , Soros and all this “ cream de la cream “ mafia !!, lock up your daughters and wife’s, it’s so dangerous, you can’t even imagine..

  1. i think its plausible the demoncrats infected trump for not playing along with their covid socialist regime crap the way boris johnson

  2. How much did Billy Gates and Dr. Fraudski make on the ultra bestest made in China test kits which are always right?
    The supreme court of Michigan has struck down the petty tyrant esteemed party member comrade Gretchen.
    The UN is headed to the Congo? I’m sure that the blue helmets will treat the natives with care and respect.
    Englandstan knows it’s an island right? It can’t hold the entire third world so that inbred elite maggots can profit off of the human carnage and misery.

    Some people call me the clown Pepe, yeah
    Some call me the honkler of love
    Some people call me Maurice
    ‘Cause I speak of the pompitous of love

  3. Michael Moore: “Evil Genius” Trump Could be Lying About Having COVID to Postpone the Election.
    Doubt Donald Trump will be lying about having tested postitive to
    a Coronavirus, ( not Covid 19. ) On the contrary rather the American people will rally to provide added support to Trumps Precedency election. The public must be considered ignorant of what has gone down in the past with other Presidents who were Political animals, whereas President Trump is a self made Billionaire, and has no need of being wooed by money to carry out the deeds of the unscrupulous vultures sitting in trees waiting for the dead meat.

  4. Forever these will remain called as the USA corona elections.
    Too many lies, deceptions and false news.

  5. UN Insists Record Boat Migrant Numbers ‘Not a Threat’ To Britain-what a load of codswallup-firstly the migrants/immigrants have endeavoured to reach British shores illegally-no atempt being made by them to apply through correct chanels for assylum-many are not leaving their countries of origin because of war or pestilance. Most coming from North African countries will follow, the teachings of Islam-completely incompatable with the Christian religious faith of Britain. Further there is little evidence to suppose that allowing hordes of such immigration into Britain will be of support to the UK, quite the opposite, as many do not speak English, have poor education, will have to be supported by the UK’s Health and Social Services which are already at stretching point. In view of the Coronavirus, absolutely not one immigrants should be allowed to even land on British shores.

    • Having Muslims in any community is akin to having a ruthless enemy occupier’s barracks in the local area. Bloody assault and or intimidation applied locally as-needed to silence any overt resistance to further invasion.

  6. I had a power failure. I repeat.
    These elections will be forever called ‘the corona elections’.
    Too many lies, too many deceptions, too many false news.

    • Pssst, you might be on to something! I suggest you demand the Danegeld for you to leave them alone and I’ll bet you dollars to donuts they will pay you! LOL

  7. ……and those that have walked in with their phones connected? Whatever happened to disease control and compulsory medicals. Not to mention background checks including phone data. Does the Muslim anti Christian intent to wipe out, enslave or at a minimum declassify host population from current status to cannibal. Is that old hat now and not even noteworthy anymore. Islam is the original damn with a plan.

  8. Cologne: Cleaner discovers bomb in trainQuelle:
    3.10.2020 – 15:16 hrs

    It is supposed to be a homemade explosive device with nails and screws, which a cleaner in the Cologne train depot Köln-Deutzerfeld discovered in the night to Saturday. The bomb could be defused.
    BILD reports that it was an “unconventional explosive and incendiary device”. Currently, the state criminal investigation department is searching all other trains in the depot and securing traces. The train in which the bomb was found left Gummersbach on Friday for Cologne and then to the depot. It is unclear whether this was an attempted terrorist attack.

    The bomb consisted of a fuse, fireworks, black powder bullets, nails and screws. The bomb was in a cardboard box. It is believed that the bomb was intended to be detonated on Saturday, the Day of German Unity.

    Translated with http://www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

    https://deutsch.rt.com/inland/107407-koln-reinigungskraft-entdeckt-bombe-in/

  9. re: Salman Abedi, the jihadist who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert.
    In the book The Management of Savagery,
    Max Blumenthal describes how this guy and/or his father were terrorists on the payroll of British intelligence. I recall they were paid to kill people in Libya and ferried back and forth from Britain. I cannot recall the details. The title of the book refers to the practice of training and arming terrorists in the belief they can be managed. See e.g. Osama bin Laden. How did that work out?

  10. re: Deputy Head of the European Parliament, Katarina Barley, has caused massive outrage due to her appeal to “starve” Poland and Hungary of EU funds.

    Deep down she wants to send in the Einsatzgruppen.

    • That is exactly how Preti Patel UK SOS said she would deal with the Irish. She would “starve” them into line. Those old East African colonist roots mentality shining through no doubt. Turkey Boris and company. Poland and Hungary are not alone.

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