Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/20/2020

Former New York Mayor Rudi Giuliani announced that he has turned over photographs of underage girls taken from Hunter Biden’s hard drive to the Delaware police. Meanwhile, Hunter’s father Joe said that Muslims would serve at all levels in his presidential administration.

In other news, a Christian missionary from Switzerland who was held hostage by mujahideen in Mali for four years has been executed by her captors.

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Thanks to AA, Insubria, JD, Reader from Chicago, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Italy: Negative Inflation in Sep Too, -0.6%
 
USA
» After Outcry, Microsoft Presses Pause on Unsolicited Windows 10 Web App Installs
» AMC to Rent Entire Theaters to Moviegoers for $99 in Bid to Draw Customers Back
» Biden: Muslims Will Serve ‘At Every Level’ of His Administration
» BLM Activist Charged With Hate Crime Over Assault of Black Conservative in San Francisco
» Cancel Culture: Marxism, Christianity and the Great American Experiment
» Capitol Hill Baptist Church Meets Outside in D.C. For First Time Since Judge’s Ruling Against Mayor’s COVID-19 Restriction
» Court Rules in Favor of Unsealing Ghislaine Maxwell’s 2016 Sex Life Testimony
» Documents Show Hunter Biden’s Signature on Computer Repair Bill, FBI Paperwork With Repair Shop Owner
» DOJ Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google, 11 State Attorneys General Join as Plaintiffs
» Facebook Claims the Babylon Bee’s Monty Python Spoof Post is “Inciting Violence, “ Demonetized Its Entire Page
» Fauci Wants Everyone to “Sacrifice” by Refusing to Celebrate Thanksgiving
» Former Twitter Exec Calls for President Trump to be Silenced Until After the Election
» Google Caught Not Deleting Data From From Google.Com and YouTube.Com Even When Asked to
» Hunter and Joe Biden Corruption, Lies, Pedophilia and Scandals
» ‘I Refuse to Work for This Socialist City Council’: Seattle Cops Go Scorched Earth in Exit Interviews
» Petition Alleges Cover-Up of Sexual Abuse at Moody Bible Institute
» Poll: 61% Say Social Media is Bad for Politics
» Post’s Exposé on Hunter Biden Soars Online Despite Social Media Censorship
» Realtor and Son of Former Democrat Lawmaker Charged Over Antifa Firebombings and Assault
» Rudy Giuliani Turns Over Alleged Photos of Underage Girls From Hunter’s Hard Drive to Delaware Police
» Rush Limbaugh Gives Sobering Update on His Battle With Stage 4 Lung Cancer
» San Diego School District Announces it Will Eliminate Grading Standards to “Combat Racism”
» San Fran’s New Normal: Third Walgreens in a Year is Closing Due to “Rampant Shoplifting”
» San Francisco Supervisors to Vote on ‘Caren Act’ To Discourage Racially Biased 911 Calls
» School Principal in Windsor, Vermont Fired Over Facebook Post Critical of BLM
» Senate Vote on Barrett Confirmation Will Take Place Monday, McConnell Says
» The CIA Has Never Worked for the American People, Part 6
» University of Chicago Faculty Demands Reparations
» Video: Google Whistleblower Tells Veritas Search Engine is ‘Skewing Results’ To Benefit Democrats
» Virginia: Imam Calls for Caliphate, Says ‘My Enemies Call it Inciting, I Do Not Care What Enemies of Allah Say’
» Wikipedia Says Hunter Biden Scandal ‘Debunked’, as Editing War Rages & New Page Emerges Calling it a ‘Conspiracy’
» Will George Soros Determine Austin’s Next District Attorney?
 
Europe and the EU
» Belgium: Mob Attacks Brussels Police During Drug Bust
» Despite Criticism, Hungary Doubles Subsidies for IVF Treatment for Families Struggling to Conceive
» Editor of UK Muslim News Site 5Pillars: ‘#CharlieHebdo Must be Shut Down Immediately by French Authorities’
» Extinction Rebellion Dump Mounds of Manure at BP Scottish Offices
» France: Interior Minister Wants to Dissolve ‘Anti-Islamophobia’ Organization, Calls it ‘Enemy of the Republic’
» France Launches ‘Unprecedented Crackdown’ on Islamic Terror
» France: Mosque Closed for Six Months for Link to Beheading of Teacher for Showing Muhammad Cartoon
» France: Muslim Who Beheaded Teacher Over Muhammad Cartoons Paid Four Students Over $350 to Point Him Out
» France: Macron Govt Proposes Dissolving Major Islamist Associations After Teacher Beheading
» French Police Swoop on 80+ Extremists Who Expressed Support for Paris Beheader
» Google Ads Executive Brags About Intentionally Ignoring UK Conservative Party’s Request to Run Pro-Brexit Ads
» Hungary: Video: Opposition MP Offers Sack of Potatoes to PM Orban in Parliament in Bizarre Moment
» Italy: Arrest of Woman Linked to Becciu Case Upheld
» Italy: Ex-MPS Chiefs Profumo, Viola Get 6 Yrs
» Muslim Students Cheer Burning of French Flags in Response to Muhammad Cartoons
» Poll: 63% of Czechia Don’t Feel Threatened by COVID-19
» Pupils in Paris No-Go Suburbs Cheered Burning of French Flags in Response to Mohammed Cartoons
» UK: 50,000 Children’s Surgeries Postponed, Deaths on Transplant Waiting List Near-Doubled Due to Lockdown: Report
» UK: Extinction Rebellion Protesters Cost Taxpayers £15 Million in Policing Costs in a Year With Disruptive Stunts Including Blocking Commuter Trains and Clogging Central London Streets
» UK: Fowl! Paedophile Who Had Sex With Pet Chickens Jailed for Three Years
» UK: Mask Virtue Signaler Gary Lineker Caught Breaking Mask Rules
» UK: Watch: Police Stand by as Hundreds of BLM Protesters Gather in London, While Cracking Down on Anti-Lockdown Demos
» Western Lives Matter: Teacher Beheaded in Paris
 
North Africa
» Tunisia: MP Glorifies the Beheading of a French Teacher for Showing a Muhammad Cartoon
 
Russia
» Trump & Putin on Cusp of Pre-Election Breakthrough Deal to Extend Nuke Treaty
 
Far East
» China “Pwns” Us: How the Chinese Are Buying Up America
» PlayStation Aligns With China to Censor Hong Kong Citizens
 
Australia — Pacific
» ‘Can’t Go to Nonna’s Funeral… But Fine to Go to the Races’: Dan Andrews Forced to Backdown From His Plan to Allow Rich Horse Owners to Go to the Cox Plate — While Everyone Else Suffers Through the State’s Extreme Lockdown
» Cross-Dressing Serial Killer, 75, Wants You to Pay for His Sex Change Surgery When He’s Released From Jail — and He Looks Almost Certain to Get His Way
» How Victoria’s Lockdown Killed Four Newborn Babies: Distraught Families Told That Their Children Were Not Permitted to Enter Victoria for Emergency Heart Surgery Before They Died
» ‘Lock Her Up’: Lord Mayor Blasts Activist Blocking Brisbane Motorway
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Swiss Missionary Held Hostage for 4 Years Has Been Executed by Islamist Radicals
 
Immigration
» Greece Investigating More NGOs as Migrant Smuggling Probe Widens
» Muslim Migrant Who Refused Woman’s Handshake Denied Citizenship by German Judge
» Sweden: Sudanese National Who Murdered Teen and Raped Woman Sentenced to Life
» Sweden: Muslim Migrant Politician Says Criticism of Islam is a ‘Dirty Crime’ That ‘Deserves Punishment’
» UK: At Least Two Vietnamese Migrants Who Were Among 39 Found Dead in Lorry in Essex Were Caught Trying to Make Crossing in Different Truck at the Eurotunnel Days Earlier, Court Hears
 
Culture Wars
» Instagram Refuses to Remove ‘Black Art’ Image Showing Severed Heads of White People
» Phoenix: Hijab-Wearing Transsexual Antifa Rioter Decries ‘Islamophobic’ Jail Conditions, Tweets ‘AbolishAmerikkka’
» PJW Live: The Great Reset
 

Italy: Negative Inflation in Sep Too, -0.6%

For 5th straight month says ISTAT

(ANSA) — ROME, OCT 16 — Italy posted negative inflation for the fifth straight month in September with the retail price index 0.6% down over the year, ISTAT said.

It was down 0.7% month on month, the stats agency said.

Annual inflation was -0.5% in August.

ISTAT’s final, definitive figure for September was 0.1% down on its preliminary estimate, which had been -0.5%.

The city with the highest inflation was Bolzano, with a rise of 0.8% in prices.

The city with the lowest inflation was Milan with -1.6%.

Inflation in Palermo was -0.7%, reflecting the trend in most big Italian cities.

Farm group Coldiretti said fruit prices saw a record rise of 10% in September.

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday raised its Italy GDP forecast for 2020 to -10.6%, from June’s -12.8%.

That is an improvement of 2.2 percentage points.

But the IMF cut its Italian growth forecast for next year.

GDP is now expected to rise 5.2% in 2021, 1.1 percentage points lower than the 6.3% forecast in June.

The Italian government, in the latest update to its DEF economic blueprint, sees GDP falling 9% this year and rebounding by 6% next.

The Italian economy has taken an unprecedented hit from COVID-19, like other leading world economies.

           — Hat tip: Insubria [Return to headlines]
 

After Outcry, Microsoft Presses Pause on Unsolicited Windows 10 Web App Installs

“On Saturday, I pointed out how Microsoft force-restarting Windows 10 computers to install unwanted web apps was the latest proof you don’t own your own Windows PC. Today, the company says it was at least partly a mistake — and will be pausing the “migration” that brought web apps to your Start Menu this way.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

AMC to Rent Entire Theaters to Moviegoers for $99 in Bid to Draw Customers Back

AMC Theaters announced this week that they will rent out entire theaters to patrons starting at $99, hoping to entice customers that have stayed away due to COVID-19.

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

Biden: Muslims Will Serve ‘At Every Level’ of His Administration

My latest in PJ Media:

The sparse attendance and conspicuous lack of enthusiasm at Joe Biden’s rallies seems to have led old Joe’s handlers, despite his 10,000-point lead in the polls, to decide that another round of Islamopandering might be just the shot in the arm their campaign needs. After all, hard-Leftists such as Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Linda Sarsour are all Muslims, and all were firmly in the Bernie Sanders camp before the Democratic National Committee shivved their man yet again. Their support for Biden has been decidedly tepid. And so it was time to send them some love.

On Wednesday, Biden released a video message to Muslim Advocates, the association of Muslim lawyers that bears the primary responsibility for demanding, back in 2010, that the Obama administration remove all mention of Islam and jihad from counterterror training. Obama, of course, immediately complied, despite the fact that this would hamstring the ability of law enforcement and intelligence agencies to understand, and defeat, jihadists. And now Joe is working hard to show them that he will be just as solicitous.

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

BLM Activist Charged With Hate Crime Over Assault of Black Conservative in San Francisco

A Black Lives Matter activist has been arrested and charged with a hate crime-related assault after allegedly knocking a black conservative activist’s teeth out in an unprovoked attack at a free speech rally in San Francisco.

On Saturday, the San Francisco Police Department responded to a report of an assault near City Hall at a conservative-organized protest against Big Tech. Authorities met with “Team Save America” free speech organizer Philip Anderson. The black 25-year-old victim was punched in the face by a masked male assailant wearing tactical gloves who called him a racial slur. Philip lost two teeth and was left bloodied. Far-left protesters accused the rally of being fascist.

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

Cancel Culture: Marxism, Christianity and the Great American Experiment

In simple words, it is the means by which the Marxist goal of attaining world communism will be realized. The two key components that must be canceled are Western Culture and Christianity. Western Culture cannot be canceled without,first, the cancellation of Christianity, because Western Culture is based on Judeo-Christian religious traditions, thus why the attacks on churches and synagogues are legion. That is not to say religion will be canceled, but Christianity must be eradicated and replace by socialism’s one-world religion — a mishmash of the world’s other religions, always with an underlying basis of socialism and man will be god, or the state will. (Bear with me, I am giving the history first short version, so you can know your enemy.)

The Marxists drew their mystical theory from Des Cartes’ idea that he could erase his history at any time and replace it with a new one, over and over again. But the Marxist Cancel Culture isn’t out to destroy their messed-up culture and replace it with something better. Their goal is to replace the world’s greatest culture — the Great American Experiment — and replace this with their own corrupt, tyrannical one. The United States Constitution is the only one set up to protect the God-given inalienable rights of the individual. All other nations grant rights to their citizens, the rights their governments deem to be acceptable (and won’t aid the people to demand their sovereign rights).

Why do Western Culture and Christianity both have to be annihilated? Western Culture represents the reasoning, logical, fair and open minded aspects of our world.Out of Western Culture sprang the United States Constitution, the framework of the nation.And the Christian religious traditions, especially the Ten Commandments, are the underlying pillars of Western Culture. As Antonio Gramsci wrote in his prison notebooks, “Any country grounded in Judaeo-Christian values can’t be overthrown until those roots are cut … Socialism is precisely the religion that must overwhelm Christianity … in the new order, Socialism will triumph by first capturing the culture via infiltration of schools, universities, churches and the media by transforming the consciousness of society.” That, to me, seems a very up-front answer.

[Comment: Highly recommended reading.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Capitol Hill Baptist Church Meets Outside in D.C. For First Time Since Judge’s Ruling Against Mayor’s COVID-19 Restriction

Capitol Hill Baptist Church met outdoors in Washington, D.C., on Sunday after a judge granted a temporary injunction on Friday against Mayor Muriel Bowser’s coronavirus restrictions against religious gatherings.

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

Court Rules in Favor of Unsealing Ghislaine Maxwell’s 2016 Sex Life Testimony

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell’s previous “extremely personal” testimony regarding her sex life as the alleged madam of deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein may soon be made public following a decision by a U.S. appeals court on Monday.

Reuters reports the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said there was a presumption the public had a right to see Maxwell’s 418-page deposition, which was taken in April 2016 for a now-settled civil defamation lawsuit against her.

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

Documents Show Hunter Biden’s Signature on Computer Repair Bill, FBI Paperwork With Repair Shop Owner

New documents reportedly show Hunter Biden’s signature on the bill from the Delaware shop where he allegedly dropped off three laptops for repairs, in addition to FBI paperwork that confirms bureau communications between the shop owner and the agency.

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

DOJ Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google, 11 State Attorneys General Join as Plaintiffs

The U.S. Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google on Tuesday, claiming the tech giant has illegally preserved monopolies in “general search services, search advertising, and general search text advertising,” according to the suit.

Attorneys general from 11 states — including Texas, South Carolina, Florida, Arkansas, Montana, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Louisiana, and Kentucky — have joined the trust as plaintiffs. All the AGs of these states are Republicans.

The department has been investigating Google for more than a year. A prior antitrust investigation in 2013 closed with no suit filed, although a document from that investigation showed that some DOJ employees supported a case. In addition, 49 states have investigated or are investigating Google. Alabama is the only state that has not.

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

Facebook Claims the Babylon Bee’s Monty Python Spoof Post is “Inciting Violence, “ Demonetized Its Entire Page

In its latest round of censorship against popular Christian satire site The Babylon Bee, Facebook has demonetized its page after one of its posts was flagged and removed for “inciting violence.”

The post in question is a satirical take on the Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s (ACB’s) Senate confirmation hearing and referenced a popular Monty Python sketch where a woman is weighed against a duck to see if she’s a witch.

In The Babylon Bee’s post, Senator Mazie Hirono asks for ACB to be weighed against a duck to see if she’s a witch and should be burned — a satirical reference to the original Monty Python sketch and the historical practice of witch burning.

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

Fauci Wants Everyone to “Sacrifice” by Refusing to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Authoritarian Dr. Anthony Fauci wants us to “sacrifice” and give up our traditions and time with family. He is urging Americans to give up Thanksgiving this year.

Tyrant Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York City has already canceled the iconic and historic Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade in. We are supposed to be giving up this time generally spend socializing with family and being grateful for everything so they can keep the fear going over this coronavirus scamdemic.

“Thanksgiving is going to look very different this year,” said Fauci. And he’s right, but only because people are still bowing to the commands of politicians and going along with tyranny.

Fauci said Dr. Deborah Birx has done a good job enslaving the masses too using fear. “She’s done an amazing job of traveling to different states trying to get a feel for what’s going on,” he told CBS News anchor Norah O’Donnell. Fauci said Birx told him: “Household transmission now is assuming a greater element of the transmissibility. Don’t assume that because you’re in your own home with your own family that you’re not going to spread infection.”

Did anyone catch that? Weren’t we supposed to be locked in our homes back in March to prevent the spread of this virus? Now they don’t even want us around our own family? This is getting so ridiculous, and it’s absolutely astonishing that a good number of humans haven’t figured out that this was all a lie from the beginning.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Former Twitter Exec Calls for President Trump to be Silenced Until After the Election

A former Big Tech executive openly calls for the censorship of President Trump till the election is over as he has allegedly been using social media platforms as a “dangerous bullhorn for causing chaos.”

Peter D. Greenberger has headed political advertising at both Google and Twitter in the past.

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

Google Caught Not Deleting Data From From Google.Com and YouTube.Com Even When Asked to

When you set Google Chrome to clear cookies and site data, it does so for all websites except Google.com and YouTube. That means Google continues to track you even when you have opted for more privacy.

Jeff Johnson, a programmer, noticed this issue and has documented it with screenshots in a blog post dated October 7. According to his analysis, when you choose the option “Clear cookies and site data when you quit Chrome,” the browser exempts Google-owned websites Google.com and YouTube. The cookies get deleted, but the Local storage, Database Storage, and Service Workers are not delete

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

Hunter and Joe Biden Corruption, Lies, Pedophilia and Scandals

Most of us have heard the unfolding story and revelation from the NY Post exposing Hunter Biden’s very compromised laptop that had been turned in by a repair shop owner because it had been left there with no payment. Seeing what was on it he turned it into the FBI and Giuliani.

On the laptop there are emails, photos and videos recorded, talking of his many financial transactions with China and the Ukraine, but shockingly, so much more. Today I dug deeper and listened to Alex Jones on Infowars.com. He showcased the Chinese whistleblower, who revealed exactly what he knew and said about what Hunter had done while in China. He also shared an interview with Giuliani and his statement of horror as to what was on the laptop that was beyond criminal, even unspeakable. Check it out yourself.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘I Refuse to Work for This Socialist City Council’: Seattle Cops Go Scorched Earth in Exit Interviews

Seattle Police officers leaving the department after a summer of chaos are lashing out at city leadership in their exit interviews, according to KOMO news.

“I refuse to work for this socialist city council and their political agenda. This agenda sacrifices the health and well-being of the officers and ultimately will destroy the fabric of this once fine city,” said one retiring patrol sergeant who had been with the force for over 20 years.

Another officer whose job is ‘up in the air’ said “The council wanting to defund us and gaining ground doing it. Rioters not being charged even when they assault officers.”

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

Petition Alleges Cover-Up of Sexual Abuse at Moody Bible Institute

A new petition launched Friday has garnered more than 2,500 signatures alleging cover-ups and dismissal of sexual abuse incidents by staff at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.

The petition includes a public Google document with testimonies from 10 current and former students who say they alerted staff to sexual abuse and were pressured to withdraw the charges or were misinformed about the Title IX processes involved with filing an assault claim.

Many of the allegations focus on Dr. Timothy Arens, who has worked at Moody since 1984 and was promoted to vice president and dean of students in 2015.

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

Poll: 61% Say Social Media is Bad for Politics

A majority of 61% of American voters say they believe social media is destructive for US politics, believing that its impact on the nation politically has been “bad”.

The findings were revealed by pollster Rasmussen Monday, who noted that the figure is up 10% from just three years ago.

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

Post’s Exposé on Hunter Biden Soars Online Despite Social Media Censorship

Twitter and Facebook’s censorship of The Post’s exposé about Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine propelled the story to the top of those platforms last week, according to a report Tuesday.

The story generated 2.59 million interactions (likes, comments and shares) on Facebook and Twitter — more than double the next-biggest story about President Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden, Axios reported, citing data analyzed by NewsWhip.

Stories about Hunter Biden, the reactions and how social media responded were five of the 10 biggest stories.

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

Realtor and Son of Former Democrat Lawmaker Charged Over Antifa Firebombings and Assault

Two Antifa “protest buddies” have been charged for their alleged involvement in the plotting and execution of serious violent attacks on Seattle police at Antifa riots throughout September.

Danielle Elizabeth McMillan, a 29-year-old realtor, has been charged by King County prosecutors for attempted arson in the first degree, a Class A felony. She is accused of bringing a concealed firebomb to an Antifa black bloc riot outside the Seattle Police East Precinct on Sept. 1 in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, the area previously occupied by CHAZ. McMillan is alleged to have lit and thrown the incendiary device at the facility. The device failed to make it over the fence protecting the building and shattered on the ground.

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

Rudy Giuliani Turns Over Alleged Photos of Underage Girls From Hunter’s Hard Drive to Delaware Police

Things just took a very dark turn in the Hunter Biden laptop scandal.

While the alleged crack, cronyism, corruption was enough to spark the biggest media suppression in history, and no denials whatsoever from the Biden camp, the bombshell that Rudy Giuliani just dropped, if true, is egregious to say the least (not just with regard Hunter Biden but the law enforcement authorities who have allegedly had this information since before Trump’s impeachment but done nothing about it).

In an interview this evening with Newsmax TV, former NYC Mayor and current attorney to President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani announces he has turned over Hunter Biden’s laptop hard-drive to Delaware State Police due to pictures of underage girls and inappropriate text messages.

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

Rush Limbaugh Gives Sobering Update on His Battle With Stage 4 Lung Cancer

In an emotional monologue on his top-rated talk radio program, broadcasting pioneer Rush Limbaugh gave listeners a sobering update on his battle with stage 4 lung cancer.

“The scans did show some progressions of cancer,” Limbaugh said. “Prior to that the scans had shown that we had rendered the cancers dormant … we had stopped the growth…We have some recent progression, it is not dramatic but it is the wrong direction. The idea now is to keep it where it is or maybe reduce it.”

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

San Diego School District Announces it Will Eliminate Grading Standards to “Combat Racism”

The San Diego Unified School District has announced that it will eliminate its previously used grading standards in order to “combat racism”.

The move came about after it was revealed that just 7% of D or F grades are handed out to white students, while 23% went to Native Americans, 23% of failing grades went to Hispanics and 20% went to black students.

However, instead of trying to develop an actual understanding of why this is taking place, the school district simply announced that “discrimination” and “racism” were to blame before embarking on a complete do-over of the grading system in order to combat this apparent injustice.

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

San Fran’s New Normal: Third Walgreens in a Year is Closing Due to “Rampant Shoplifting”

The effects of allowing chaos to prevail in liberal run cities across America might not be obvious to liberals now, but when their cities empty out completely, it’s going to become crystal clear.

Such is the case in San Francisco, where the city’s new normal of shoplifting and chaos has driven another Walgreens pharmacy out of the city.

The move to close the Walgreens at Van Ness and Eddy came after “months of seeing its shelves repeatedly cleaned out by brazen shoplifters”, according to the SF Chronicle. The location served “many older people” who lived in the area.

One customer told the paper: “All of us knew it was coming. Whenever we go in there, they always have problems with shoplifters.”

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

San Francisco Supervisors to Vote on ‘Caren Act’ To Discourage Racially Biased 911 Calls

SAN FRANCISCO — Fed up with white people calling 911 about people of color selling water bottles, barbecuing or otherwise going about their lives, San Francisco supervisors are set to approve new hate-crime legislation giving the targets of those calls the right to sue the caller.

The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the Caution Against Racial and Exploitative Non-Emergencies Act, also known as the CAREN proposal in a nod to the widespread meme “Karen,” used to describe a specific type of middle-aged white woman who exhibits behavior that stems from privilege, such as using the police to target people of color.

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

School Principal in Windsor, Vermont Fired Over Facebook Post Critical of BLM

A school principal in Windsor, Vermont, has lost her job over a Facebook post perceived as racist. This story is one of many in the recent past where people have lost their jobs over BLM-critical remarks on social media.

According to the 50-page decision released by the school’s board, Tiffany Riley, who was the principal at Mount Ascutney School, made a Facebook post that was “denigrating, derogatory, or contrary to the movement for social equity for African Americans, including the Black Lives Matter movement.”

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

Senate Vote on Barrett Confirmation Will Take Place Monday, McConnell Says

The U.S. Senate will vote Monday, October 26, on whether to confirm U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has announced.

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

The CIA Has Never Worked for the American People, Part 6

For many years, qualified CIA intelligence analysts continued doing their job guided by professionalism and high ethical standards, under the false assumption that they were working on behalf of the American people. But that assumption made their intelligence product totally unusable to the CFR conspirators working on behalf of Wall Street bankers and oil corporations. In 1951, CIA director General Walter Bedell Smith created the Office of National Estimates under the direction of Harvard Professor Walter Langer, who had been a senior intelligence analyst for the OSS. His team was the one in charge of producing the National Intelligence Estimates. When Dr. Langer retired, his successor, Yale Professor Sherman Kent, continued the tradition of professionalism and objectivity established by Langer of producing estimates telling it like it was, not like the politicians wanted. As expected, neither Langer nor Kent was popular among the CFR conspirators.

The problem was solved after the creation of Team B. Since then, departing from the same batch of raw data, CFR analysts produced a totally different kind of intelligence. This explains why senior CFR agents infiltrated in the U.S. government had no use for the CIA’s TEAM A’s intelligence analysis capabilities.

It is known that Henry Kissinger, a key CFR agent, preferred the intelligence produced by his own intelligence analysts. He profited from the reports he got from the CIA, but only after they had been re-processed and re-evaluated by his own CFR-controlled staff.[1]

[…]

Actually, one of the reasons why CIA A eventually turned from an asset into a liability for the conspirators was precisely because there were too many good minds at Langley. And good minds are too inquisitive. They discover connections, find oddities —things difficult to explain if one discards stupidity and incompetence— strange, unexplainable things that sooner or later point to an unavoidable cause: treason.

People working at CIA A are not stupid, they are simply ignored. Proof of it is that, despite so many alleged “failures,” nobody at CIA A is fired, demoted, suspended, or even reassigned,[6] and after every catastrophic intelligence “failure” the result is that the CIA budget is raised —though most of the money goes to CIA B’s covert action Directorate to finance covert action operations, not to increase intelligence collection and analysis. But the truly clever, though unethical guys work at CIA B. They always do exactly the job that benefits the interests of their true bosses. Unfortunately, however, their true bosses are not the American people —whose only role in this tragic charade is footing the bill.

[Comment: Recommended reading.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

University of Chicago Faculty Demands Reparations

Authored by Jack Capizzi via Campus Reform

University of Chicago Faculty associated with the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture (CSRPC) accused the University of Chicago of reinforcing systemic and institutional racism. The letter titled “More than Diversity — A Call to Action from University of Chicago Faculty” initiated a diversity strike to cease faculty collaboration on diversity initiatives and discourage academics from participating in University of Chicago hosted events.

The statement demands an increased budget for the CSRPC, the defunding of the University of Chicago Police Department, and the establishment of a Critical Race Studies Department and a committee on reparations.

In a letter titled “More than Diversity — A Call to Action from University of Chicago Faculty,” the authors cite the failure to hire a Faculty Director for the CSRPC, a $50,000 budget cut, the University’s alliance with campus police, and the University’s connection to Stephen Douglas, as instigating factors that spurred the creation of the letter. The faculty seek to hold the University of Chicago accountable for its “long history of willingly enabling and directly contributing to structural racism.”

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

Video: Google Whistleblower Tells Veritas Search Engine is ‘Skewing Results’ To Benefit Democrats

A person who claims to be a program manager at Google Cloud has told investigative journalists with Project Veritas that the search engine is intentionally manipulating results in order to benefit the Democrats and to hinder President Trump’s campaign.

Ritesh Lakhkar, who identified himself as a technical program manager at Google’s Cloud service, made the comments in footage released Monday. The interview appears to have been filmed without Lakhkar’s knowledge.

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

Virginia: Imam Calls for Caliphate, Says ‘My Enemies Call it Inciting, I Do Not Care What Enemies of Allah Say’

Note that Shaker Elsayed refers to “our ummah, including the Islamists.”

The word “Islamist” is generally used to refer to adherents of political Islam, which is inherently authoritarian and supremacist. Yet we are constantly told that anyone who thinks that Islam has a political aspect is a greasy Islamophobe to be vilified and ostracized everywhere. Is Shaker Elsayed an “Islamophobe”?

“Virginia Imam Shaker Elsayed: Islam’s Enemies Do Not Want Muslims To Unite In A Caliphate, But That Is Exactly What We Should Do; There Is No Strength In Disunity,” MEMRI, October 2, 2020.

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Wikipedia Says Hunter Biden Scandal ‘Debunked’, as Editing War Rages & New Page Emerges Calling it a ‘Conspiracy’

Allegations of corruption against ex-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter have apparently been “debunked” and are merely a “conspiracy theory” according to Wikipedia, where editors are battling over the terms.

Hunter Biden was the subject of an explosive report last week as the New York Post published emails alleging that he involved his father in dodgy business dealings in Ukraine and China.

While the story is still unfolding, the Wikipedia page for Hunter Biden simply states that “he and his father have been the subjects of debunked right-wing conspiracy theories pushed by [President] Donald Trump and his allies.” The curious framing was highlighted by conservative commentator Ian Miles Cheong on Twitter on Tuesday.

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Will George Soros Determine Austin’s Next District Attorney?

In two weeks George Soros’ plan to turn Austin into another Seattle or San Francisco could take a big leap forward if Travis County residents are foolish enough to vote for Jose Garza for District Attorney.

If he wins, expect “catch and release” for antifa rioters and a refusal to prosecute drug dealing offenses on Austin’s streets.

Who is Garza?

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Belgium: Mob Attacks Brussels Police During Drug Bust

A Brussels police officer was injured when a mob attempted to violently intervene in the arrest of a man carrying drugs, according to reports.

Officers on patrol in the Matonge district in Belgium’s capital approached a suspicious character on Saturday night.

After they determined he was carrying narcotics, officers began arrest procedures.

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Despite Criticism, Hungary Doubles Subsidies for IVF Treatment for Families Struggling to Conceive

The government is doubling its resources for IVF treatment (artificial insemination) to help families who want a child but are struggling to conceive, announced Hungarian Minister of State for Family, Youth and International Affairs Katalin Novak yesterday.

In a video statement, the minister reassured people that despite difficulties the Hungarian healthcare system is facing due to the COVID-19 crisis, the treatment will continue to be state-subsidized. Moreover, the government will further expand its financial support for the project.

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Editor of UK Muslim News Site 5Pillars: ‘#CharlieHebdo Must be Shut Down Immediately by French Authorities’

A Muslim commits a brutal murder in the name of Islam and in accord with its teachings. In response, a Muslim editor calls not for soul-searching within the Muslim community, not for reform of Islamic blasphemy law, not for classes in mosques on the importance of the freedom of speech and tolerance, but for the shutdown of the “blaspheming” entity.

The principle is always and everywhere the same: in Muslim countries, one should conform one’s behavior to Muslim sensibilities. In non-Muslim countries, one should conform one’s behavior to Muslim sensibilities.

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Extinction Rebellion Dump Mounds of Manure at BP Scottish Offices

The group claims that this action will demonstrate to the government and the public that BP are “full of s**t and can’t be trusted.”

The manure dump kicks off the third week of the climate change group’s ‘Make the Connections’ campaign which will ‘highlight the collusion between governments, fossil fuels and finance in hampering action on climate and ecological breakdown and putting profit before people.’

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France: Interior Minister Wants to Dissolve ‘Anti-Islamophobia’ Organization, Calls it ‘Enemy of the Republic’

Now this is getting interesting. So far the aftermath of the jihad beheading of Samuel Paty has followed the pattern of other jihad attacks in the West: tears, candlelight vigils, pro-forma condemnations from elected officials accompanied with vows that we will not be “divided,” the whole stupid charade. But if Damanin actually challenges and closes down one of France’s chief organizations pushing the “Islamophobia” smear in order to stymie and silence opposition to jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women, that will be a huge step forward. Expect Damanin to drop this quietly in the coming days. But surprises have happened.

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France Launches ‘Unprecedented Crackdown’ on Islamic Terror

On Friday, a French schoolteacher named Samuel Paty was brutally decapitated by an 18-year-old assailiant outside his workplace, a brutal murder that has been confirmed as a terror attack, possibly inspired by a fatwa issued by a French cleric.

French authorities have determined all this, and more, as French President Emmanuel Macron launches an unprecedented crackdown on terror networks in the country with a focus on “political” organizations that officials fear function as fronts, or gateways, for terror recruits plotting acts of violence. Over the weekend, police arrested 11 people, including 4 relatives of the attacker, 18-year-old Abdoullakh Abouyezidovitch Anzorov, who is a migrant from Chechnya living in France.

Anzorov used the large knife to decapitate the teacher, who was targeted after students complained about him showing cartoons from Charlie Hebdo allegedly depicting the Prophet Mohammad, an act considered blasphemy in the religion of Islam.

As we explained over the weekend, police are also looking into what role, if any, social media played in the attack, as a parent of one of Paty’s students is suspected of “doxxing” the teacher in a Facebook post urging Muslim parents to demand that Paty be fired from the school in the Parisian suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. After complaining to the headmaster, the parent posted three videos calling on parents to take action.

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France: Mosque Closed for Six Months for Link to Beheading of Teacher for Showing Muhammad Cartoon

What about after the six months are over? Do French authorities actually believe that this mosque will then teach the importance of the freedom of speech and the necessity to reject Islam’s death penalty for blasphemy?

“French mosque shut over message linked to teacher beheading,” by Elaine Ganley, AP, October 20, 2020.

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France: Muslim Who Beheaded Teacher Over Muhammad Cartoons Paid Four Students Over $350 to Point Him Out

Clearly this was a carefully planned operation. And these students might very well have been telling the truth that they had no idea Anzorov was going to murder Paty. If all they know about Islam comes from French schools, they would almost certainly have no idea whatsoever that Islamic law mandates death for blasphemy. It’s a religion of peace!

“Four schoolchildren arrested after ‘identifying’ beheaded teacher,” by Adam Sage, The Times, October 20, 2020.

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France: Macron Govt Proposes Dissolving Major Islamist Associations After Teacher Beheading

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin will propose the dissolution of several major Islamist associations after the murder of teacher Samuel Paty.

Interior Minister Darmanin said he would defer to the courts, but argued that he would propose the disbanding of several controversial Islamist groups such as the Collective Against Islamophobia in France (CCIF).

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French Police Swoop on 80+ Extremists Who Expressed Support for Paris Beheader

The French government has launched police raids against dozens of Islamist organisations and individuals as part of “hate crime” investigations in the wake of the beheading terror attack in Paris on Friday.

The arrests, which were in addition to the 11 taken into custody in direct connection with Friday’s murderous Islamist attack, were in response to over 80 reports of “hate crimes” in relation to the killing. France’s interior minister revealed on Monday that police operations were launched against dozens of individuals and groups who were said to have spoken out in support of Abdoullakh Anzorov, a Muslim migrant who beheaded a French school teacher in a Paris suburb.

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Google Ads Executive Brags About Intentionally Ignoring UK Conservative Party’s Request to Run Pro-Brexit Ads

Google ads executive Adriano Amaduzzi says he intentionally ignored a request from the Head of Digital Infrastructure for the UK Conservative Party to run pro-Brexit ads and indicated that his own personal opposition to the ending of freedom of movement under Brexit motivated his action.

Amaduzzi told an undercover Project Veritas journalist that the Head of Digital Infrastructure for the UK Conservative Party expressed an interest in running Google ads and asked Amaduzzi for help.

“I was like, I didn’t answer!” Amaduzzi said. “You’re telling an Italian that lives in London that you want to advertise Brexit. It’s like, seriously?”

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Hungary: Video: Opposition MP Offers Sack of Potatoes to PM Orban in Parliament in Bizarre Moment

In a bizarre and largely inexplicable PR move, Péter Jakab, leader of the far-right Jobbik party, offered Prime Minister Viktor Orban a small sack of potatoes in parliament on Monday during a regular Q&A session, daily Magyar Nemzet reports.

Jakab, whose candidate supported by seven opposition parties recently lost a by-election in the northeastern Borsod county, accused Orban and his ruling Fidesz party of bribing and blackmailing constituents to vote for their candidate, asking, “What does a victory bought with fear and poverty taste like?”

At the end of his allotted five-minute time, Jakab held up a small sack of potatoes, presumably meant to symbolize a bribe, saying he is returning it to the sender.

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Italy: Arrest of Woman Linked to Becciu Case Upheld

Marogna accused of serious crimes, could flee says court

(ANSA) — ROME, OCT 15 — A Milan court on Thursday upheld the arrest of Cecilia Marogna, a manager linked to Cardinal Angelo Becciu, a senior Church figure who was forced to quit from the Vatican department in charge of sainthoods last month in relation to accusations of misappropriation.

Marogna was taken to Milan’s San Vittore prison after being arrested in the city this week under an international warrant issued by the Vatican.

The court said Marogna should stay in jail because of the “gravity” of the accusations, given that she is suspected of “appropriating Holy See funds assigned to institutional ends”.

It also said there was a danger she might take flight.

Vatican investigators are said be looking at 500,000 euros in bank transfers that were, in theory, for humanitarian aid but the money was allegedly spent on bags, cosmetics and various luxury goods.

A hearing kicking off the process to extradite Marogna is set to take place on Friday.

It is the first time Milan courts have overseen an extradition to the Vatican.

Sources said Milan prosecutors are in favour of the extradition, although the process is not expected to be quick.

The Vatican, meanwhile, said Thursday that the pope has appointed Bishop Marcello Semeraro as Becciu’s replacement as the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

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Italy: Ex-MPS Chiefs Profumo, Viola Get 6 Yrs

For false accounting and share rigging

(ANSA) — MILAN, OCT 15 — The former president and the former CEO of Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank, Alessandro Profumo and Fabrizio Viola, were sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for graft regarding the Sienese bank.

They were found guilty of false accounting in 2015 and share rigging in relation to Alexandria and Santorini derivatives.

They were also fined 2.5 million euros each.

The pair’s lawyer said the sentence was “wrong” and said his clients would appeal.

In 2018 the pair were cleared of obstructing the banking oversight bodies of the Bank of Italy and bourse regulator CONSOB in a derivatives case.

MPS is the world’s oldest bank, and Italy’s fourth biggest.

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Muslim Students Cheer Burning of French Flags in Response to Muhammad Cartoons

What will France be like when these students grow up? The answer is not difficult or elusive in the slightest degree. But no one wants to face it.

“Freedom of expression at school: ‘For my students, Charlie Hebdo is the extreme right,’“ translated from “Liberté d’expression à l’école : ‘Pour mes élèves, Charlie Hebdo, c’est l’extrême droite,’“ by Anthony Cortes and Célia Cuordifede, Marianne, October 19, 2020.

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Poll: 63% of Czechia Don’t Feel Threatened by COVID-19

Most Czechs are not afraid of coronavirus, although they are not taking it lightly, according to the survey by the STEM/MARK agency. Moreover, only ten percent of Czechs, mostly older people, feel threatened by it.

“The public does not feel strongly threatened by COVID-19, but it also does not take it lightly. However, there is a tenth of the population, primarily the older generation, that feels strongly threatened. On the contrary, there is an increasing tendency for young people under the age of 29 to underestimate the disease,” the survey states.

When asked whether people perceive COVID-19 as a threat or a common disease, 46 percent said it was not a threat, although it is a serious matter, and another 17 percent said COVID-19 was no different from regular flu.

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Pupils in Paris No-Go Suburbs Cheered Burning of French Flags in Response to Mohammed Cartoons

Pupils in the Paris suburbs of Seine-Saint-Denis allegedly cheered footage of Pakistanis burning French flags in response to Charlie Hebdo republishing the Mohammed cartoons.

Teacher Jean-Baptiste Jorda claimed that one of his classes at a high school in the heavily migrant-populated Seine-Saint-Denis district outside Paris reacted with anger after being shown images of Mohammed that were published by Charlie Hebdo.

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UK: 50,000 Children’s Surgeries Postponed, Deaths on Transplant Waiting List Near-Doubled Due to Lockdown: Report

The UK’s coronavirus lockdown has impacted every area of healthcare, including cancer treatment, paediatrics, and cardiovascular care, resulting in excess deaths and delays to treatment, according to analysis.

Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures had already revealed on Monday that there were 25,000 excess deaths at private homes since the beginning of the year — with only nine per cent being as a result of coronavirus. Another piece of analysis predicted excess deaths would rise directly as a result of the government’s “Protect the NHS” message which deterred people from making medical appointments.

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UK: Extinction Rebellion Protesters Cost Taxpayers £15 Million in Policing Costs in a Year With Disruptive Stunts Including Blocking Commuter Trains and Clogging Central London Streets

Extinction Rebellion protesters cost taxpayers £15 million in policing costs in a year with disruptive stunts including stripping off naked at the House of Commons.

The Home Office handed the Metropolitan Police millions of pounds of extra funding in the 2019/20 financial year to fund the soaring costs of dealing with the climate extremists.

On March 9 last year around 400 protesters held a ‘Blood of Our Children’ demonstration outside Downing Street. Members poured buckets of fake blood on the road to represent the threatened lives of children.

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UK: Fowl! Paedophile Who Had Sex With Pet Chickens Jailed for Three Years

A convicted paedophile, Rehan Baig, has been sentenced to three years in prison after it was found that he had convinced his wife to film him having sex with their pet chickens.

The Bradford Crown Court heard on Monday that the Baig, who was described as manipulating and controlling, convinced his wife, Haleema Baig, to film him having sex with chickens in their basement on a mobile phone, as well as a Go-Pro set up in the corner of the room.

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UK: Mask Virtue Signaler Gary Lineker Caught Breaking Mask Rules

Former footballer Gary Lineker, who has repeatedly virtue signaled about the necessity of wearing masks, was caught breaking the UK’s COVID mask rules by shopping without wearing one.

The TV host, who has become notorious for his ‘woke’ Twitter rants, posted multiple times about mask wearing to scold those who refuse to cover their faces.

In April, Lineker asked his followers, “How can there be any debate about whether we should be wearing a mask?”

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UK: Watch: Police Stand by as Hundreds of BLM Protesters Gather in London, While Cracking Down on Anti-Lockdown Demos

Police in London were seen standing by and watching as hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters gathered in apparent violation of the city’s China virus restrictions, despite forcibly cracking down on other protests over the weekend.

On Sunday, hundreds of BLM activists took to the streets of London to denounce police brutality and to stand in ‘solidarity’ with the #EndSars movement in Nigeria.

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Western Lives Matter: Teacher Beheaded in Paris

Western Lives Matter. We should ask all the journalists, the politicians, the clerics, the people of the street, to kneel for Samuel Paty. This French school teacher was the victim of the most ferocious racism that circulates today in Western democracies, that of fundamentalist beliefs against “infidels”. The Chechen terrorist, after beheading Paty, called him a “dog”. “In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful…,” the terrorist wrote after the attack, “Macron, the leader of the infidels, I executed one of your dogs who dared to belittle Muhammad…”.

Paty was murdered for having carried out his work as a teacher with conscience and courage, educating his students to respect the founding values of our societies and the three words mounted over the doors of his school: Liberté, égalité, fraternité,freedom, equality, brotherhood. Paty had shown Charlie Hebdo‘s Mohammed cartoons to his students to sensitize them to freedom of expression. He had also asked his pupils to create a drawing based on those three words.

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Tunisia: MP Glorifies the Beheading of a French Teacher for Showing a Muhammad Cartoon

It is good that Rached Khiari is being investigated, but it also should be noted (although it only will be here) that many, many other Muslims in Tunisia and all over the world agree with him.

“Tunisian MP probed for allegedly glorifying beheading of French teacher,” DW, October 18, 2020.

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Trump & Putin on Cusp of Pre-Election Breakthrough Deal to Extend Nuke Treaty

Looking for a last minute major foreign policy ‘win’ going into the November election, the Trump administration has claimed that it’s on the cusp of a significant arms control deal with Russia to extend the New START treaty.

Specifically the two sides which have been in talks in recent months over extending New START, the landmark nuclear arms reduction treaty set to expire February 2021, appear to be making progress, at least according to the White House account.

“We are very, very close to a deal,” an unnamed US official told The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. “Now that the Russians have agreed to a warhead freeze, I do not see why we cannot work out the remaining issues in the coming days.”

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China “Pwns” Us: How the Chinese Are Buying Up America

The People’s Republic of China isn’t exactly a favorite of the American public. Since the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak of early 2020, Americans are questioning whether or not all of that cheap plastic junk from Wal-Mart doesn’t come with a hidden cost. It’s not just about the virus: There is also the spectre of deindustrialization, which has been a social disaster for the United States, particularly the rust belt. What’s more, Tucker Carlson and others reported during the early days of the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak that the United States was dependent on China for basic medical supplies, such as penicillin. Carlson’s comments are incredibly important, especially when we begin drilling down further into just how reliant the United States is on China: 97 percent of all antibiotics and 80 percent of all active ingredients in American pharmaceuticals come from China. In 2017 alone, the United States imported a whopping $4.6 billion in foodstuffs from the People’s Republic of China.

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PlayStation Aligns With China to Censor Hong Kong Citizens

The release of the PlayStation 5 is just around the corner, but as is too often the case with such consumer products and associated services, few customers pay close enough attention to all terms and the user agreement attached to buying Sony’s latest console and using the PlayStation Network (PSN).

And while Playstation is doing a lot in the West to signal to customers that it supports human rights through a variety of issues (even this week throwing its support behind Black Lives Matter), the same can’t be said in China and the company’s refusal to stand up for the citizens of Hong Kong.

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‘Can’t Go to Nonna’s Funeral… But Fine to Go to the Races’: Dan Andrews Forced to Backdown From His Plan to Allow Rich Horse Owners to Go to the Cox Plate — While Everyone Else Suffers Through the State’s Extreme Lockdown

The Victorian government has backflipped over its controversial call to allow a select group of spectators on course for the 100th running of the Cox Plate after intense political and online backlash.

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Cross-Dressing Serial Killer, 75, Wants You to Pay for His Sex Change Surgery When He’s Released From Jail — and He Looks Almost Certain to Get His Way

Reginald Arthurell, 75, has served 23 years of a 24-year sentence for the murder of his fiancee Venet Mulhall, 54, in the northern New South Wales town of Coonabarabran in 1997.

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How Victoria’s Lockdown Killed Four Newborn Babies: Distraught Families Told That Their Children Were Not Permitted to Enter Victoria for Emergency Heart Surgery Before They Died

South Australia does not have a cardiac unit for children meaning seriously ill newborns with heart issues would normally be taken to Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital.

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‘Lock Her Up’: Lord Mayor Blasts Activist Blocking Brisbane Motorway

Lord mayor Adrian Schrinner has tweeted ‘lock her up’ after a protester’s actions at a motorway bypass at Milton blocked traffic as far back as Mount Gravatt on Wednesday morning.

An Extinction Rebellion activist had blocked the Hale Street on-ramp in Milton after suspending herself from a bamboo tripod across the road.

The 29-year-old activist, named Rilka, had livestreamed her protest, which she said was against the inaction of politicians over climate change.

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Swiss Missionary Held Hostage for 4 Years Has Been Executed by Islamist Radicals

A Christian missionary from Switzerland who has been held hostage in the West African country of Mali since the start of 2016 has apparently been executed by her Muslim captors. In announcing the death of Beatrice Stockli, 59, Swiss Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis expressed “great sadness.”

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Greece Investigating More NGOs as Migrant Smuggling Probe Widens

Greek authorities are reportedly targeting more suspicious non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as an investigation into espionage, human smuggling, and tax evasion continues to expand in scope.

A total of 33 suspects tied to four NGOs were rounded up in late September amid an extensive probe conducted by Greek intelligence and counter-terrorism agencies, as Infowars Europe has reported extensively.

The Greek National Intelligence Service has now identified three more NGOs with “suspicious backgrounds and shady transactions,” according to LiFO.

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Muslim Migrant Who Refused Woman’s Handshake Denied Citizenship by German Judge

A German court has ruled that a migrant who refused to shake a female official’s hand at a naturalisation ceremony should be denied citizenship.

The Lebanese man, who had passed all the other hurdles to becoming a naturalised citizen, lost out at the eleventh hour when he refused to shake the hand of the woman handing him his documents.

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Sweden: Sudanese National Who Murdered Teen and Raped Woman Sentenced to Life

Sweden’s Ångermanland District Court on Monday sentenced Abucbaker Mohamad Awad, a Sudanese national, to life in prison for the murder of 19-year-old Tommie Lindhn and rape of a young female under the threat of a knife.

On May 10, the 23-year-old Sudanese migrant stabbed Tommie Lindhn to death in his own apartment in Härnösand after Lindhn had made an attempt to stop Mohamad Awad from raping a girl who was also at the afterparty.

In a press release, the district court commented on the verdict, saying: “The murder has been particularly ruthless and has also meant severe suffering for a deceased person. The punishment will therefore be life imprisonment.”

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Sweden: Muslim Migrant Politician Says Criticism of Islam is a ‘Dirty Crime’ That ‘Deserves Punishment’

The moral inversion is astounding: a man was beheaded for teaching the importance of the freedom of speech, and instead of standing up for that freedom himself, Mahmoud Addas uses this heinous and barbaric crime as a justification for Sharia blasphemy laws. And all too many Swedes, accustomed to appeasement and surrender, will agree that criminalizing criticism of Islam is just what the country needs to do in order to ensure that Muslim and non-Muslim Swedes march arm-in-arm into the glorious multicultural future.

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UK: At Least Two Vietnamese Migrants Who Were Among 39 Found Dead in Lorry in Essex Were Caught Trying to Make Crossing in Different Truck at the Eurotunnel Days Earlier, Court Hears

At least two Vietnamese migrants who were among the 39 people found dead in a lorry in Essex were caught trying to make a crossing in a different truck at the Eurotunnel days earlier, the Old Bailey has heard.

The migrants were spotted after an ‘orchestrated check’ by French officials on a lorry at Coquelles near Calais on October 14.

The court heard how, nine days later, two of them were among the 39 migrants found dead in a sealed trailer in Essex on October 23.

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Instagram Refuses to Remove ‘Black Art’ Image Showing Severed Heads of White People

Social media giant Instagram, which routinely removes ‘offensive’ content, has refused to remove a ‘black art’ image depicting the severed heads of white people, arguing that “people may express themselves differently.”

The image was posted by an account called ‘supportblackart’ and features two obese black women carrying the severed heads of a white man and a white woman.

After the image was reported to the Facebook-owned company, it responded by saying the sick artwork didn’t violate their community guidelines.

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Phoenix: Hijab-Wearing Transsexual Antifa Rioter Decries ‘Islamophobic’ Jail Conditions, Tweets ‘AbolishAmerikkka’

The Leftist/jihadist alliance in action and a vivid, if somewhat revolting, illustration of the hatred for America that both of these allies share.

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PJW Live: The Great Reset

On every level, the stench of hypocrisy hangs heavy in the air.

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

  1. https://ria.ru/20201020/ekstraditsiya-1580746333.html

    French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanen said he wants to visit Russia later this week and hold talks with his Russian counterpart.

    He noted that he expects to discuss the issue of the possible return of radicalized persons – immigrants from Russia.
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    Do we need them in Russia? In the West, they were nurtured and cherished. They stroked the head and said, “How brave and independent you are, cut more Russian heads.”

  2. Islam = Muslim. The west is already well and truly defeated. Post atrocity the same tired old head of state “must protect the Muslims enemy from radical Islam.” Not the citizenry. Followed by rent a crowd shuffling along. Followed by another million invading army of incompatible insanely anti Christian Muslims of the lowest order. How long before they reach into the EU chamber of horrors armed to the teeth. If this keeps up it will be a long lingering death knell for Western Europe – if we are lucky. All because we have become so timid and “diversified”. There is nothing these Muslims will not do once they have the numbers. Because there is nothing we won’t take lying down. Apparently.

    • My dear friend, we are hardly defeated, it hasn’t begun yet. The Great Purge is almost upon us, especially with the economies of Europe being run into the ground by the ChiCom Flu insanity. We have not begun to fight, but pay heed, that day is coming sooner than you could ever possibly imagine. Deo Volente!

    • Those bloody paki scum will never be British nor English for that matter, EVER! A dog born in a barn doesn’t make it a horse. They will always be paki scum no matter how long they infest our western lands. .

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