Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/23/2020

The Australian national rugby team voted unanimously not to take a knee in support of Black Lives Matter. The players indicated that they had no interest in making a political statement.

In other news, Santa Claus will not be making a personal appearance at Macy’s this Christmas, due to COVID-19.

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Financial Crisis
» Existing Home Sales Rise to 14-Year High, Exceeding Forecast
» Polish Economy Won’t Suffer as Much During Wave of COVID-19: Report
 
USA
» “Dark Winter” Slip? Biden Alludes to 2001 Pandemic Exercise
» “Third Wave” of COVID-19 Propaganda Continues & Ramps Up
» AI-Powered Computer Says Trump Won the Debate
» Bernie Sanders Reportedly Vies for Spot as Biden’s Labor Secretary
» Biden Slammed Online After Saying He Would “Transition” From Oil Industry
» Biden Says America “Had a Good Relationship With Hitler”
» Breaking: Facebook Bans Huge Pro-Trump Meme Page for 7th Time in 5 Years Only 10 Days Before Election
» California Middle Schooler Threatened With Arrest for Missing Three 30-Minute Zoom Sessions
» Confirmed: Joe Biden is ‘The Big Guy’
» Court Records Show Foiled Assassination Plot on Joe Biden This May
» Exclusive: Democrat Senate Candidate Mark Kelly’s Yearbook Shows Him Dressed as Hitler
» Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt Says Google Isn’t a Monopoly Because it Doesn’t Have 100% Market Share
» Facebook is on the Brink of an Antitrust Lawsuit
» FBI Moves to Interview Hunter Biden’s Ex-Business Associate
» Ghislaine Maxwell Admitted to Flying on Epstein’s Plane With Bill Clinton
» Gun-Rights Activists File Lawsuit Over Michigan’s Prohibition on Open-Carry Firearms at Polls
» Hamas-Linked CAIR Does Victory Lap as Oakland Police End Partnership With Joint Terrorism Task Force
» Health Department Stops Posting COVID Info on Facebook After Negative Comments
» Higher Ed: KU Sorority Member Put on Probation for Retweeting Candace Owens
» Judge Blocks University From Punishing Male Student Who Claimed Female Student Raped Him
» Kamala Harris: “220 Million Americans Died” From COVID
» Leftists Plan to ‘Shut Down DC’ After Election to Force Trump From Office
» Liberal Editor Turns on Leftists, Exposes Giuliani-Borat Video as Complete Fraud
» Man Almost Murdered After Flying Trump Flag on His Truck
» Minneapolis Residents Sue for Police Protection: ‘Our Lives Are Becoming Unlivable’
» More Than 1 Million Absentee Ballots Already Cast in Wisconsin
» NPR Slammed for Dismissing Coverage of Hunter Biden Laptop Scandal as a ‘Waste of Time’
» Oregon Sued for Shuttering Religious Schools While Allowing Public Schools to Reopen
» Remdesivir Receives Full FDA Approval to Treat Coronavirus
» Rudy Giuliani Describes Finding ‘Straight Out Child Porn’ on Hunter Biden’s Laptop From Hell
» Santa Will Not be Greeting Kids at Macy’s This Year Due to COVID-19
» Sen. Cruz Criticizes Mainstream Media for Blackout on Hunter Biden Allegations, Including Press Conference Held by Former Business Partner
» Study Reports Record Number of Carry Permits in U.S.
» The Laptop Now Coded With 272D by FBI, Money-Laundering
» They Want Us Dead if Trump Wins, And to Punish Conservatives if Biden Wins — Liberals Threatening Trump Supporters No Matter Who Wins the Election
» ‘Thursday Night Football’ Gets Weak Ratings for the Eagles Beating the Giants
» Trump’s Top Ten
» Trump Pins Biden on His Plan to “Bankrupt the Oil Industry, “ Tells States to “Remember That”
» Trump Campaign Press Secretary Locked Out of Twitter Over Mail-in Voting Tweet
» Walmart Outlines Post-COVID Checkout System That Tracks and Profiles Customers
» WaPo Column Vastly Exaggerates COVID Death Rate of Teachers in Push for Closed Schools
 
Europe and the EU
» Barnier Claims UK and EU Have ‘Huge Common Responsibility’ To Stop Full Brexit
» Danish Official Who Admitted to Having Sex With 15-Year-Old Girl Reported for Rape
» France: Muslim Screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ Threatens to Murder Police Officers
» France: Pupils Arrested After Praising Sharia and Threatening Teacher
» French Farmer Wins Legal Battle Against Monsanto Against Weedkiller
» German Populist Party Forced to Cancel Event Amid Antifa Terrorism, Government Pressure
» Hungarian and Italian Right-Wing Joined by Love of European Freedom, Says Giorgia Meloni
» In France, Macron Claims That ‘Fear is About to Change Sides’
» More Lockdowns Around the World as COVID-19 Cases Surge
» Poland’s Deputy PM: EU Trying to Strip Nation of Its Sovereignty by Demanding it Change Its Culture and Values
» Scotland: Extinction Rebellion Activists Block Entrances to Ineos Refinery
» Sweden Refuses to Impose New Lockdown Measures Saying People Have Suffered Enough
» Sweden: Teacher Says Violent Attacks on Free Speech ‘Can Happen Here Too, ‘ From ‘Islamists or Right-Wing Extremists’
» Swedish Police to Use Drones to Watch No-Go Areas Around the Clock
» Terrorist Who Murdered French Teacher Was in Contact With Syrian Jihadist
» Top Tory Slams Trump, Says Britain ‘Is Better Off With Biden’
» UK: ‘They Are Not an Inconvenience’ — Extinction Rebellion Members Line Street for Tree Protest
» UK: ‘We’ve Seen Him, He’s Fine, ‘ Said Security Guard Before Concert Suicide Bombing
» Wales: People Prevented From Buying “Non-Essential” Items Due to Lockdown
 
South Asia
» Pakistan: Muslim Slaps Christian and Drags Her Into Street for Calling Out to a Relative Using His Christian Name
 
Far East
» The 5 Faces of Chinese Espionage: The World’s First ‘Digital Authoritarian State’
 
Australia — Pacific
» Environmental Activist Uses Bamboo Tripod to Block Major Brisbane Road
» Fears a Paedophile Ring is Operating in Remote Region Where Girl, 11, Killed Herself After Her Accused Rapist Walked Free on Bail — as New Details Emerge About Their Special ‘Bush Retreat’ For Young Aboriginal Boys
» ‘Unanimous Decision’: Australia’s National Rugby Team Refuses to Kneel for BLM
» Wild Scenes in Melbourne as Anti-Lockdown Protesters in Balaclavas and Face Coverings Clash With Police and Attack a Horse With Metal Poles in Dramatic Suburban Stand-Off
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Trump Announces That Sudan and Israel Have Agreed to Normalization of Relations
 
Immigration
» Blue Check Liberals Don’t Know What Coyotes Are, Melt Down After Thursday Night’s Debate
» France: Migrant Suspected of Drugging, Sexually Assaulting Woman Who Took Him In
» Germany: Pro-ISIS Muslim Migrant Murders Tourist Five Days After Release From Prison, While ‘Under Observation’
» Sweden: Syrian National Who Raped 12-Yar-Old Girl in a Public Toilet Sentenced to Gender Talks, Avoids Deportation and Jail Time
» UK: Judges Block Deportation of Knife Killer Migrant on ‘Human Rights’ Grounds
» UK: Revealed: ‘Adult Migrants Posing as Children’ Have Cost Kent Council More Than £300,000 in Legal Claims — as Four in 10 ‘Minors’ Are Judged to be at Least 18 After Age Checks
 
Culture Wars
» Caroline Glick: Fighting the New Commissars
» Poland Bans Abortions of Babies With Genetic Disorders
» The Global Takeover is Underway
» Wikipedia Partners With the World Health Organization to Tackle “Misinformation”
 

Existing Home Sales Rise to 14-Year High, Exceeding Forecast

Sales of previously owned U.S. homes rose more than expected last month to the highest level in 14 years, as a desire for more space and record-low mortgage rates continue to support demand.

Contract closings increased 9.4% from the prior month to an annualized 6.54 million, the fastest pace since May 2006, after a downwardly revised 5.98 million in August, according to National Association of Realtors data released Thursday. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey of economists called for a 6.3 million rate in September. Single-family home sales outpaced purchases of condominium units.

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

Polish Economy Won’t Suffer as Much During Wave of COVID-19: Report

Economists believe that the Polish economy is in a better position to ride out the second wave of coronavirus infections than it was in the second quarter of 2020.

PKO BP polish bank experts point to a much better economic situation during the second wave (compared to the first wave) from analysis of data reports from Statistics Poland (GUS).

GUS announced that retail sales increased by 2.5 percent in September compared to September 2019. PKO BP’s analysts believe that a strong resurgence of car sales is a major factor behind this positive trend. Moreover, for the first time since March, the sale of food has also increased on a year-to-year basis.

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

“Dark Winter” Slip? Biden Alludes to 2001 Pandemic Exercise

Government has been waiting for a “plandemic” to seize power for years.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

“Third Wave” of COVID-19 Propaganda Continues & Ramps Up

The mainstream media would like for you to believe that the “third wave” is here and we should all be cowering under our beds afraid of the “invisible enemy.” The new “third wave” supposedly saw an increase in 60,598 cases yesterday in the United States.

Based on the current U.S. population and how many have allegedly already been infected, that isn’t really all that many. As of Wednesday afternoon, there have been over 8,316,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the U.S. and at least 220,900 have died (if you believe these phony jacked-up numbers and PCR tests which are not supposed to be used as diagnostic tools), according to The New York Times database. The country is inching closer and closer to its July peak (75,687 cases), with a nationwide average of 60,160 cases per day, a 36 percent increase from the average two weeks earlier.

According to the Bulgarian Pathology Association, the PCR tests, which are being used to detect COVID-19 ar “scientifically useless.” So, therefore, so should all of this fear-mongering data thrown at us 24/7. But the facts aren’t getting in the way of the mainstream media’s fear campaign.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

AI-Powered Computer Says Trump Won the Debate

An AI-powered computer analysis of the final 2020 presidential debate scored President Trump with the strongest performance on five out of seven topics.

The analysis by VoiceVibes, a communication coaching software, graded the performance of Mr. Trump and Democratic challenger Joseph R. Biden at Thursday’s debate based on vocal delivery or how professional and polished they sounded.

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

Bernie Sanders Reportedly Vies for Spot as Biden’s Labor Secretary

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has reportedly expressed interest in joining Joe Biden’s administration should he be elected, with a particular focus on becoming labor secretary.

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

Biden Slammed Online After Saying He Would “Transition” From Oil Industry

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was slammed after the final presidential debate on Thursday for saying that he would “transition” away from the oil industry if he wins the election.

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

Biden Says America “Had a Good Relationship With Hitler”

During the final presidential debate Thursday night, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden claimed that the United States “had a good relationship with Hitler before he in fact invaded Europe.”

Biden appeared to be attempting to make a larger point about President Trump’s working relationship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, though in context it left many observers scratching their heads.

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

Breaking: Facebook Bans Huge Pro-Trump Meme Page for 7th Time in 5 Years Only 10 Days Before Election

This morning Facebook banned National File editor-in-chief Tom Pappert’s irreverent pro-Trump meme page, God Emperor Trump, for the 7th time since he launched it in 2015, claiming that Pappert made the nearly five-year-old page to evade a recent Facebook ban.

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

California Middle Schooler Threatened With Arrest for Missing Three 30-Minute Zoom Sessions

A seventh-grader in California has been threatened with arrest for missing less than two hours of virtual learning time.

Mark Mastrov says his son Merek received a letter informing him of three unexcused absences and informing him that he was truant and “may be subject to arrest” as a result.

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

Confirmed: Joe Biden is ‘The Big Guy’

Yet another former associate of Hunter Biden is authenticating content found on his laptop, and confirming that Vice President Joe Biden received a handsome profit from a business deal with China.

Tony Bobulinski released a statement to The New York Post Wednesday confirming his name appears on a May 13, 2017 email featured in The Post last week.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Court Records Show Foiled Assassination Plot on Joe Biden This May

A man charged with possession of child pornography last month also reportedly had planned to assassinate former Vice President Joe Biden.

Alexander Hillel Treisman, 19, was arrested after police in North Carolina responded to a May 28 report of an abandoned vehicle and found Treisman’s van loaded with weapons, $509,000 in cash, and explosives.

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

Exclusive: Democrat Senate Candidate Mark Kelly’s Yearbook Shows Him Dressed as Hitler

National File has obtained a series of photos from the 1986 yearbook of Mark Kelly, the Democrat Senate candidate in Arizona, which show him dressed as Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler for a Halloween party while attending the Merchant Marine Academy.

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

Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt Says Google Isn’t a Monopoly Because it Doesn’t Have 100% Market Share

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt was never really gone — as he continues to be one of the biggest shareholders even after stepping down from the board of Google (Alphabet) last year.

But now he’s back in the public eye with comments about social media and the necessity of regulation of content on those — but apparently not also of Google’s status as an industry force so dominant that it has effectively become a monopoly.

There, Schmidt told the Wall Street Journal’s virtual conference the government need not intervene or regulate. He in this was either pretended not to, or truly did not understand how competition protection rules work. Google isn’t a monopoly, Schmidt asserted — because its market share isn’t 100 percent.

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

Facebook is on the Brink of an Antitrust Lawsuit

The Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust lawsuit against Facebook is imminent. The FTC and other government agencies feel that Facebook uses its large market share to quash competition in the social networking field.

The five members of the Commission met on Thursday to look into accusations that Facebook maintains its large market share by acquiring smaller rivals. The company bought Instagram in 2012 for $1 billion and WhatsApp in 2014 for $19 billion.

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

FBI Moves to Interview Hunter Biden’s Ex-Business Associate

The Senate Homeland Security Committee said Friday that the FBI has scheduled an interview with former Hunter Biden associate Tony Bobulinski.

Bobulinski said in a Thursday press briefing that both Hunter Biden and former Vice President Joe Biden had been involved in criminal business deals with foreign entities while the elder Biden was in office. Earlier in the day, he also confirmed the accuracy of an email implying Joe Biden would get a 10% stake in one of these deals.

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

Ghislaine Maxwell Admitted to Flying on Epstein’s Plane With Bill Clinton

Jeffrey Epstein’s companion Ghislaine Maxwell admitted to flying on Jeffrey Epstein’s planes with former President Bill Clinton, according to an unsealed deposition released Thursday from a previous civil case involving Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre.

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

Gun-Rights Activists File Lawsuit Over Michigan’s Prohibition on Open-Carry Firearms at Polls

Three Michigan gun-rights groups are suing their secretary of state for imposing a ban last Friday on the open carry of guns at polls on Election Day.

Michigan Open Carry, Michigan Gun Owners, Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners, and Second-Amendment activist Thomas Lambert are the plaintiffs listed in the lawsuit against Secretary of State Dana Nessel and Michigan State Police Director Joe Gasper.

The lawsuit was filed by Robert Davis, a labor activist and former school board member in Highland Park, Michigan.

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

Hamas-Linked CAIR Does Victory Lap as Oakland Police End Partnership With Joint Terrorism Task Force

The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has for years targeted any counterjihad activity as “hatred,” “racism,” and “Islamophobia.” Here it wins a big victory, courtesy of the anti-police sentiment being stirred up all around the country these days. The FBI is clueless about jihad terror and desperately corrupt, but this nevertheless represents a win for those who claim that counterterror measures unfairly target Muslims.

“CAIR-SFBA Welcomes Vote to End Oakland City Police Department Partnership with FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force,” by Ayan Ajeen, Hamas-linked CAIR, October 21, 2020 (thanks to Henry):

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

Health Department Stops Posting COVID Info on Facebook After Negative Comments

The health department of a US county has announced that they were no longer going to post updates about the COVID-19 pandemic as they are being trolled and subject to negative comments.

Ste. Genevieve County Health Department posted this Thursday, writing that the comments from users have “gotten out of hand.” Starting from comments about what they call “conspiracy theories,” the comment section on the posts about COVID-19 updates has apparently become too much to deal with for the department.

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

Higher Ed: KU Sorority Member Put on Probation for Retweeting Candace Owens

A member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority at the University of Kansas was made to admit her “white privilege” and told that her “values” as shared on social media were unbecoming of a sorority sister. Her crime? Retweeting a post by conservative pundit Candice Owens.

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

Judge Blocks University From Punishing Male Student Who Claimed Female Student Raped Him

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is banned from punishing a student found responsible for sexual assault, given the “reasonable likelihood” that it discriminated against him as a male, a federal judge ruled last week.

U.S. District Judge David Hurd granted a preliminary injunction against the private New York university, citing procedural irregularities in the adjudication of “John Doe” and RPI’s disparate treatment of his own sexual assault claims against his accuser.

It’s not Hurd’s role to “resolve the nettlesome question of how to properly create an environment” where women can seek justice for sexual assault without assuming all accusations are true, the judge wrote.

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

Kamala Harris: “220 Million Americans Died” From COVID

Kamala Harris has one-upped Joe Biden’s numerous coronavirus speaking gaffes after she claimed that 220 million Americans had died as a result of COVID-19.

“We’re looking at over 220 million Americans who just in the last several months died,” said the Vice Presidential candidate.

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

Leftists Plan to ‘Shut Down DC’ After Election to Force Trump From Office

A leftist group is planning to “bring Washington DC to a standstill if Trump refuses to concede,” NATIONAL FILE has learned.

Shut Down DC, founded in 2019, states that “forcing Trump from office is the only way to protect ourselves and the people we love from Trump’s wrath, so we will act with the urgency that the situation requires” including with “disruptive direct action, mass mobilization, coordinated non-compliance, mutual aid, and other forms of civil resistance.” The group is led by Patrick Young, who is reportedly senior research analyst at International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Leftist groups Code Pink, Black Lives Matter DC and Democratic Socialists of America are listed by Influence Watch as supporting organizations for Shut Down DC. NATIONAL FILE received a tip on Young’s activities from citizen journalist Nate Linderman.

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

Liberal Editor Turns on Leftists, Exposes Giuliani-Borat Video as Complete Fraud

“I had to take off the electronic equipment,” Giuliani said on WABC-AM’s “Curtis & Juliet” show in July after the incident, according to The New York Times. “And when the electronic equipment came off, some of it was in the back and my shirt came a little out, although my clothes were entirely on. I leaned back, and I tucked my shirt in, and at that point, at that point, they have this picture they take which looks doctored, but in any event, I’m tucking my shirt in. I assure you that’s all I was doing.”

And then there was what happened subsequently.

“This guy comes running in, wearing a crazy, what I would say was a pink transgender outfit,” Giuliani told the New York Post that same month. “It was a pink bikini, with lace, underneath a translucent mesh top, it looked absurd. He had the beard, bare legs, and wasn’t what I would call distractingly attractive.

“I only later realized it must have been Sacha Baron Cohen. I thought about all the people he previously fooled and I felt good about myself because he didn’t get me.”

There was also, according to the WABC interview, evidence that this wasn’t a salacious encounter that didn’t make it into the film.

“At one point she explained to me some problems she had. I actually prayed with her,” he said. “And then I had to leave. I had my jacket on. I was fully clothed at all times.”

After reports about the Borat incident hit social media on Wednesday, Giuliani said in a series of tweets that the scene was “a complete fabrication.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Man Almost Murdered After Flying Trump Flag on His Truck

A Trump supporter, Bailey Chase, was savagely assaulted by an anti-Trump mob while stopping at a gas station in Oklahoma City on Saturday, according to the social media posts and a GoFundMe set up by his brother, TJ Chase.

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

Minneapolis Residents Sue for Police Protection: ‘Our Lives Are Becoming Unlivable’

As the ‘woke’ members of the Minneapolis City Council continue down the BLM path to lawlessness, Minneapolis residents are suing to bring the police back to their neighborhoods.

The complaint alleges that Mayor Jacob Frey and the Minneapolis City Council’s ideologically based push to “defund” and “disband” the city’s police department has resulted in their neighborhoods becoming more dangerous.

The eight plaintiffs live on Minneapolis’s North Side. This part of the city typically suffers from a higher instance of violent crime compared to other parts of the city. The plaintiffs say the city council’s actions are aggravating that reality.

“Every single night on any block in this neighborhood you can hear gunshots!” Cathy Spann, a North Side resident, told reporters. “Every single freaking night!”

Meanwhile the city attorney’s office argued the lawsuit has no standing because none of the plaintiffs have been hit by gunfire. The comment enraged residents.

“To get standing we need to take a bullet, right? We’ve seen our neighbors take bullets. We know the 20-year-old, we know the six-month-old who’s in the car when her mom gets shot up,” resident Sondra Samuels said.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

More Than 1 Million Absentee Ballots Already Cast in Wisconsin

Voters in Wisconsin have already cast more than 1 million absentee ballots, more than a week out from Election Day.

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

NPR Slammed for Dismissing Coverage of Hunter Biden Laptop Scandal as a ‘Waste of Time’

‘This was … a politically driven event and we decided to treat it that way,’ managing editor said

NPR has ignored the ongoing scandal surrounding a laptop purportedly belonging to Hunter Biden — which contained emails revealing his foreign business dealings, first reported by the New York Post — and the nonprofit media organization is being slammed for its attempt to explain the bombshell blackout.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Oregon Sued for Shuttering Religious Schools While Allowing Public Schools to Reopen

A small Christian school in Oregon has filed a discrimination lawsuit against Gov. Kate Brown and several other high-ranking officials for restricting in-person instruction in private, religious schools during the coronavirus pandemic while allowing public schools to reopen.

In the lawsuit filed last Friday by the Alliance Defending Freedom on behalf of Hermiston Christian School, it is alleged that Brown repeatedly assured the leaders of the school located in Umatilla County that they would be able to provide in-person instruction to the 51 students enrolled in its K-12 program as long as they met certain health guidelines.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Remdesivir Receives Full FDA Approval to Treat Coronavirus

Remdesivir, the antiviral drug that was used to treat President Trump when he was diagnosed with coronavirus, has been officially approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration. The drug from Gilead Science received an emergency use authorization from the FDA in May, allowing hospitals to use remdesivir to treat patients hospitalized with the virus.

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

Rudy Giuliani Describes Finding ‘Straight Out Child Porn’ on Hunter Biden’s Laptop From Hell

Rudy Giuliani has described what he says are disturbing photos of underage girls — including “straight out-and-out child pornography” — on Hunter Biden’s laptop, which were handed over to the police in New Castle County, Delaware on Monday.

Recall that the FBI’s top child porn lawyer signed a subpoena used to obtain a copy of Hunter Biden’s hard drive(s) which were dropped off at a Delaware computer repair shop by a man believed to be Hunter Biden, who signed a work order for ‘data recovery’ services following a liquid spill incident.

In an episode of “Rudy Giuliani’s Common Sense” podcast on Wednesday, Giuliani identified some of the most disturbing contents allegedly contained on Biden’s laptop (which, combined with evidence of Joe’s involvement in Hunter’s shady international business dealings, would give any foreign adversary massive leverage over a Biden administration).

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Santa Will Not be Greeting Kids at Macy’s This Year Due to COVID-19

Macy’s has said that Santa Claus will not be greeting kids at its New York store this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The change interrupts a tradition dating back nearly 160 years. Santa will also abstain from Chicago and San Francisco stores.

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

Sen. Cruz Criticizes Mainstream Media for Blackout on Hunter Biden Allegations, Including Press Conference Held by Former Business Partner

Sen. Tex Cruz (R-TX) delivered a scathing rebuke to mainstream media outlets Thursday for not covering the ongoing revelations regarding Hunter Biden’s alleged criminal foreign business dealings, calling them “shameful” and accusing them of “shilling for Joe Biden.”

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

Study Reports Record Number of Carry Permits in U.S.

A study issued by Crime Prevention Research Center on Sept. 21 reported that the number of concealed carry permits nationwide is now up to 19.48 million, a 34-percent increase compared to 2016’s figure. The continued upswing is particularly noteworthy when the number of states that no longer require law-abiding citizens to secure the license is now up to 17.

Roughly 7.6 percent of Americans have a carry permit, according to its findings. Slightly more than 26 percent of them are female and the number of new women outpaced men by 101.2 percent. There are now five states with more than 1 million people with carry permits. They are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Texas. Per capita, by qualified adult resident, 28.5 percent of the Alabamans have a license—the top figure in the nation. Indiana claims second-place honors with 18.7 percent and Iowa trails in third.

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

The Laptop Now Coded With 272D by FBI, Money-Laundering

The FBI has established a predicate, otherwise the activities as noted below would not have been authorized. 272D Money…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

They Want Us Dead if Trump Wins, And to Punish Conservatives if Biden Wins — Liberals Threatening Trump Supporters No Matter Who Wins the Election

Win or lose, liberals are planning to make Trump supporters pay.

If Joe Biden wins the 2020 presidential election, then liberals feel Trump supporters should be penalized, “re-educated,” “removed from society,” and Trump media supporters should be forced to face a “Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” to re-program those that do not follow the radical liberal ideology.

If President Trump wins, they want blood in the streets, civil war and to burn down the nation.

Anyone that thinks those statements are hyperbolic, need only to listen to their screeds, threats, assertions and actions.

Below we will see a few examples of just how insane this has all gotten.

We’ll start with Keith Olbermann, former ESPN pundit (fired multiple times), left the network (on his own this time) to take to his YouTube channel to rant and rave, every day, about President Trump, offered up one of the most unhinged video commentaries we have heard in a very long time, on October 8, 2020.

Key Quote:…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

‘Thursday Night Football’ Gets Weak Ratings for the Eagles Beating the Giants

The TV ratings weren’t great Thursday night when the Eagles won a close game 22-21 over the Giants.

According to ShowBuzzDaily, the “Thursday Night Football” game between New York and Philly peaked with an average of 8.187 million viewers.

While that might be great for any other television event, it’s not exactly outstanding for the NFL.

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

Trump’s Top Ten

The U.S. President’s list of little-known achievements which the mainstream media completely ignore, compiled by German Jewish newspaper Jüdische Rundschau.

by Robert Schütze

Donald Trump has been President for almost four years now. He’s a loud-mouth and a straight-talker. He has a very different style than Barack Obama. He questions politics as usual and thinks out of the box. That’s all Never-Trump journos and politicians need to attack and demonize him, to undermine all his great successes, to portray him as unliked and unpopular, and to blame him for all the ills of the world.

If we take a neutral, objective view of Trump’s first term, however, without all the Trump derangement, we are left with an astonishing success list. So, without further ado, here are Trump’s Top Ten!

1.) Israel and Iran

Ex-President Obama left the Middle East in shambles for his successor. He ruined US relations with Israel, the only democracy in the region, and wooed the tyrants in Teheran instead. Trump more than normalized the relationship with Israel right off the bat, and restored the firm stance of previous US administrations toward Iranian President Hassan Rohani’s destabilizing regime. Trump knows Iran is a clear and present danger in the Mideast. Iranian-controlled militias are fighting in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, with the goal of creating a Shi’ite crescent from Persia to Lebanon. On January 8, 2020, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard shot down a Ukrainian aircraft flying to Kiev from Teheran, killing all 176 aboard, mostly Iranians. The regime didn’t admit its guilt until after several days of denial. When people marched in protest against the regime’s lies, the secret police used violence to silence them.

Violence against their own people is no exception for the regime in Teheran, it’s the rule. In 2015, there were 977 executions in Iran by hanging or stoning — the most executions in the world after China — including several public hangings and executions for religious reasons, after terrible torture. On the world list of press freedom, Iran ranks 173rd out of 180 nations.

“Donald, let me tell you how much your new foreign policy toward Iran means,“ said Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in the name of almost all Mideast leaders, for almost all of Iran’s Sunni neighbors feel threatened by its bellicose policies. The shared enemy has united the Arab states with Israel and created the chance for a major peace deal for Israel and the “Palestinian” territories. To this end, Trump will even woo Saudi Arabia. Many Arab states are now prepared to rethink their hostility toward Israel. The prudent steps Donald Trump began in 2017 are bearing fruit now: The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed the historic Abraham Accord peace deal with Israel at the White House on Sept. 15, normalizing relationships and the assumption of diplomatic relationships. There hasn’t been a positive development like this in decades in the Mideast. Several people have nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. Unlike his predecessor, who received the award 2009 without actually having done anything, Trump actually may deserve it.

European and our own German politicians like to belittle Trump’s huge steps toward peace to distract from their own lies and misjudgements. They don’t understand how finally moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, often promised by his predecessors but never followed through on, the liquidation of dangerous Iranian terror mastermind Qassem Suleimani in January, and Netanyahu’s steps toward recognizing Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria (called the “West Bank” in the media) were all puzzle pieces in Trump’s long-game peace plan, demonstrating strength and resolve, putting Iran in its place with hardly any consequences, and putting the pieces in place for successful negotiations and possible concessions to the Arab states.

2. Destroying the Islamic State

In contrast to all his predecessors, Trump has not started any new wars, but contained, prevented or even ended several wars. When he took office, the so-called “Islamic State” was the worst crisis hot spot in the world. The brutality they unleashed on the region was unspeakable and a serious threat — not only to the Mideast, but to the whole world, thanks to terrorist squads sent in all directions. Ex-President Obama called IS the “junior varsity team” and yet failed to stop it. Some say he even permitted its growth. Obama installed Brett McGurk, one of the best Syria and Iraq hands, to fight the IS terrorist militia 2015. McGurk constantly visited the front lines of the US-led anti-terror alliance’s battle against IS. In a press conference 2017, he admitted efforts had picked up significantly since Donald Trump took office, due to the new administration’s smarter strategy, letting commanders in the field call the shots instead of the White House. Also, the Trump administration made sure not to let defeated IS fighters in Northern Syria escape, for instance. Communication channels with the Russian leadership backing Assad in Syria were also improved. Attacks on IS were coordinated with the Russians, and a cease-fire arranged for Southern Syria to avoid any further bloodshed between Russian-backed Syrian government troops and the US-supported opposition forces.

In October 2019, the US Delta Force tracked down IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in northern Syria, chased him into an underground tunnel, into which he dragged two children as human shields and finally blew himself up with the innocent kids. Thanks to Donald Trump’s resolute actions, peace broke out all over the unstable Mideast, which should technically allow many of the so-called refugees in Europe to go home again and help rebuild their country, as the Syrian government has encouraged them to do…

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Trump Pins Biden on His Plan to “Bankrupt the Oil Industry, “ Tells States to “Remember That”

As the final presidential debate of 2020 drew to a close, former Vice President Joe Biden made a comment that drew a sharp distinction between himself and President Trump on energy policy and the American economy.

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Trump Campaign Press Secretary Locked Out of Twitter Over Mail-in Voting Tweet

A recent study carried out by the Media Research Center showed that since May 2018, Twitter and Facebook censored Donald Trump 65 times compared to zero such instances affecting Joe Biden, who is now the Democratic presidential candidate.

This clear trend continues mere days before the US ballot, particularly on Twitter, that has in recent months repeatedly and controversially blocked information coming from the president himself, by “fact-checking” and covering it on various occasions.

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Walmart Outlines Post-COVID Checkout System That Tracks and Profiles Customers

Retail giant Walmart is taking a page out of US airports’ book when it comes to implementing technology that identifies and tracks customers.

According to Walmart’s chief customer officer Jane Whiteside, airports, that in recent decades became proficient in tracking and profiling people, have been an inspiration because like in Walmart stores, people need to get somewhere quickly, but might need help navigating the space.

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WaPo Column Vastly Exaggerates COVID Death Rate of Teachers in Push for Closed Schools

Nowhere is there evidence, either in Milbank’s column or on the @FacesOfCovid account, that we’re losing a “disproportionate” number of teachers.

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Barnier Claims UK and EU Have ‘Huge Common Responsibility’ To Stop Full Brexit

Brussels’ chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has claimed that it is the UK’s and the EU’s “common responsibility” to agree on a deal and stop a clean-break, no-deal Brexit.

Just last week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson had declared that negotiations with the EU had failed over the bloc’s intransigence on issues like anti-competition rules and fishing, and that the UK should prepare for a no deal.

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Danish Official Who Admitted to Having Sex With 15-Year-Old Girl Reported for Rape

Several Danish citizens have reported Social Democrat Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod to the police for raping a then-15-year-old girl in 2008.

A communications officer from the Southern Jutland Police confirmed that Jeppe Kofod has been reported for violating two sections of the Criminal Code, dealing with rape and having sexual intercourse with an entrusted person respectively.

The latter accusations are linked to the 15-year-old girl having been a member of the Social Democrats’ youth wing, DSU, and previously being an intern at the Social Democrats at Christiansborg.

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France: Muslim Screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ Threatens to Murder Police Officers

French authorities are vowing to crack down on jihad activity within the country, as well as to emphasize the importance of the freedom of expression, in the wake of the beheading of a teacher for showing a Muhammad cartoon. Incidents such as this one, however, indicate that France has within it many people who have no regard for French authorities or for its secular society. How will France approach that problem? Will it begin to teach in favor of secularism and against Sharia in Muslim areas? Or simply continue to ignore the problem?

“Avignon: he threatens the police and shouts ‘Allah Akbar,’“ translated from “Avignon: il menace les policiers et crie ‘Allah Akbar,’“ by Mélanie Ferhallad, LaProvence, October 23, 2020 (thanks to Kevin):

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France: Pupils Arrested After Praising Sharia and Threatening Teacher

Police took seven pupils at a school in the commune of Muret into custody after they threatened a high school civics teacher and praised Islamic sharia law.

The incident occurred just a week before the murder of French teacher Samuel Paty, who was beheaded in the street by a Chechen refugee radical Islamic extremist after showing his class pictures of the Mohammed cartoons published by magazine Charlie Hebdo.

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French Farmer Wins Legal Battle Against Monsanto Against Weedkiller

A subsidiary of German chemical giant Bayer lost a legal battle on Wednesday after a French farmer argued one of its weedkillers seriously damaged his health.

Paul François said he accidentally inhaled fumes from a Monsanto product known as Lasso, which led to neurological problems. The former US company is now owned by Germany’s Bayer.

Lawyers for Francois argued the firm, which also makes the Round-Up weedkiller, failed to provide sufficient safety instructions.

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German Populist Party Forced to Cancel Event Amid Antifa Terrorism, Government Pressure

Germany’s leading conservative-populist party has been forced to cancel a planned gathering after Antifa thugs terrorized owners of an event hall and local officials imposed last-minute restrictions.

The Berlin chapter of Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), the largest opposition party in Germany, was set to hold an annual meeting on Oct. 25th.

Acquiring venues for AfD confabs are often high-stress endeavors due to threats and intimidation from extreme-left radicals, party officials explained to Infowars Europe.

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Hungarian and Italian Right-Wing Joined by Love of European Freedom, Says Giorgia Meloni

With Prime Minister Viktor Orban we share the same views regarding the future and mission of Europe, which are also represented by the Oct. 23 national holiday, Fratelli d’Italia leader Giorgia Meloni told national news agency MTI on Thursday.

“Together with Viktor Orban, we believe that we need brave peoples like Hungary’s 1956 heroes fighting for freedom, who remind Europe of its true identity, because that is the only way to build a future,” Meloni said.

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In France, Macron Claims That ‘Fear is About to Change Sides’

Will the murder of Samuel Paty at long last lead France to do what it must to meet the Islamic threat within? Or will there be rhetorical resolution, a laying of flowers, marches of solidarity in major cities, a series of well-publicized roundups and then, again, a relaxing of resolve and of raids, as happened after the Charlie Hebdo murders? The story of what’s going on in France in the wake of that murder is here: “4 students detained after French teacher’s beheading,” by Alexandre Hielard and Clare Byrne, AFP, October 19, 2020.

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More Lockdowns Around the World as COVID-19 Cases Surge

Many European authorities have been reluctant to reimpose harsh lockdown measures after previous restrictions caused deep recessions and widespread bitterness. However, other countries, such as Ireland, have taken to intentionally destroying people’s livelihoods over what’s turning out to be a mild illness.

Economic Terrorism Continues: Ireland Imposes A 6-Week Lockdown

Ireland became the first European country to enter a second national lockdown and Germany’s daily cases leaped to a record high as the second wave of coronavirus spread gloom across the continent on Thursday. Germany is expected to launch new shutdowns and more restrictions on basic human rights to fight the “invisible enemy.” Heads of state governments and representatives of the federal chancellery and Chancellor Merkel have met to decide on new measures (harsher restrictions on freedom.)

Faced with the sharp rise in cases, authorities have toughened the scamdemic measures, such as banning large gatherings and making face masks compulsory on certain streets in Berlin.

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Poland’s Deputy PM: EU Trying to Strip Nation of Its Sovereignty by Demanding it Change Its Culture and Values

The EU has been relentless against Poland (and Hungary) for refusing to institute open-door immigration policies and accept large numbers of Muslim migrants. And Poland has made no secret of the fact that it intends to continue preserving its cultural heritage. Last year, a report emerged showing that the general consensus in Poland is that many Muslims do not assimilate.

A former Polish parliament speaker and foreign minister told the Wall Street Journal…that Poland favors Christian immigrants over Muslim immigrants due to their respective abilities to assimilate.

“Kaczynski: Poland will not allow itself to be blackmailed by EU,” Poland In News, October 13, 2020.

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Scotland: Extinction Rebellion Activists Block Entrances to Ineos Refinery

Climate change activists are staging a protest outside the Grangemouth oil refinery.

Demonstrators from Extinction Rebellion are attempting to prevent access to the Ineos plant and have blocked two roads with boats. The group said protesters had also locked themselves together.

The group has accused the petrochemical manufacturer of being Scotland’s biggest climate change polluter.

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Sweden Refuses to Impose New Lockdown Measures Saying People Have Suffered Enough

Health authorities in Sweden have refused to follow the rest of Europe by imposing new coronavirus lockdown measures on their population, arguing that those beset by loneliness and misery of being isolated have suffered enough.

Despite Sweden mirroring other countries on the continent with rising coronavirus infections, the government has held firm in refusing to lockdown its population, weighing the untold misery and health impacts of isolation against the threat of COVID-19.

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Sweden: Teacher Says Violent Attacks on Free Speech ‘Can Happen Here Too, ‘ From ‘Islamists or Right-Wing Extremists’

When did “right-wing extremists,” who in reality are vanishingly few in number, much smaller than their international media presence, ever assaulted or murdered anyone for exercising the freedom of speech? But it is part of remaining within the bounds of acceptable public discourse today to maintain an equivalence between Islamic jihadis and these “extremists,” however fantastical this equivalence may be.

“Swedish teachers after the act in France: ‘We must be prepared that it may happen here too,’“ translated from “Svenska lärare efter dådet i Frankrike: ‘Vi måste vara beredda på att det kan komma att ske även här,’“ SVT, October 20, 2020 (thanks to Fjordman):

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Swedish Police to Use Drones to Watch No-Go Areas Around the Clock

Swedish police in Linköping will deploy drones equipped with cameras around the clock to monitor crime in the city’s so-called no-go areas.

The police say they will be deploying the drones in the neighbourhoods of Ryd and Skäggetorp between October 19th and January 18th to watch for potential drug trafficking.

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Terrorist Who Murdered French Teacher Was in Contact With Syrian Jihadist

Teen terrorist Abdulakh Anzorov, who beheaded French teacher Samuel Paty last week, was in contact with at least one jihadist in Syria before his attack.

Anzorov, who was shot dead after his attack, had communicated with a Russian-speaking jihadist from north-west Syria over Instagram, according to agents from the French General Directorate for Internal Security (DGSI).

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Top Tory Slams Trump, Says Britain ‘Is Better Off With Biden’

A senior UK Conservative lawmaker who was second-in-command to Prime Minister Theresa May has broken cover to offer a tacit endorsement for Joe Biden in the U.S. Presidential race, criticising President Trump as he did so.

“Britain would be better off with Joe Biden”, the headline of an opinion piece by Conservative Member of Parliament Sajid Javid said on Friday. The Tory was an influential cabinet minister through the David Cameron and Theresa May years — before resigning his post shortly after Boris Johnson took control.

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UK: ‘They Are Not an Inconvenience’ — Extinction Rebellion Members Line Street for Tree Protest

Members of climate action group Extinction Rebellion lined a street in Norwich to make a stand against the felling of trees across the county.

Adding their voices to the opposition to the removal of two trees on Tombland in the city, the activists lined the city street with placards, occasionally using pedestrian crossings to stop traffic as it passed.

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UK: ‘We’ve Seen Him, He’s Fine, ‘ Said Security Guard Before Concert Suicide Bombing

A security guard downplayed a parent’s concern of the suspicious-looking Salman Abedi 15 minutes before the Islamist suicide bombing.

An inquiry into the suicide attack on May 22, 2017, that left 22 people dead and hundreds injured, heard on Wednesday how one parent had overheard another tell Showtec steward Mohammed Agha about a suspicious-looking man with a large backpack on the mezzanine. Abedi had been sitting in a blind spot on the upper floor for an hour before the attack.

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Wales: People Prevented From Buying “Non-Essential” Items Due to Lockdown

People living under new lockdown rules in Wales have been prevented from buying so-called “non-essential” items, which are being covered with plastic sheeting at supermarkets.

“Non-essential items being covered up in supermarkets in Wales. Has it really come to this?” asked journalist Grant Tucker.

The image shows shop workers covering up what appear to be duvets and other bedding products.

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Pakistan: Muslim Slaps Christian and Drags Her Into Street for Calling Out to a Relative Using His Christian Name

“Fight those who believe not in Allah and the Last Day and do not forbid what Allah and His Messenger have forbidden, and do not practice the religion of truth, even if they are of the People of the Book — until they pay the jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.” (Qur’an 9:29)

Making sure that Christians “feel themselves subdued” is a divine command for Muslims.

“Christian Woman in Pakistan Beaten in Public for Arguing with Muslim,” International Christian Concern, October 21, 2020.

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The 5 Faces of Chinese Espionage: The World’s First ‘Digital Authoritarian State’

Chinese spies are different from those of most other wealthy and developed countries where the majority of spies are highly trained, with some serving under diplomatic cover and others operating under what the US Intelligence Community calls Non Official Cover (NOC).

Chinese intelligence operations are the first in modern times to use, as a foundation, the whole of society. Because of this, China’s espionage tactics are sometimes artless, operating with little in the way of standard spy-fare, (encrypted communication, dead drops, etc.) instead relying on an overwhelming volume of espionage operations conducted by all manner of citizen and a sort of impunity inherent in the lack of substantive penalty for when a Chinese agent is discovered, a study I recently published analyzing 595 cases of intelligence collection efforts sanctioned and abetted by the Chinese Communist Party.

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Environmental Activist Uses Bamboo Tripod to Block Major Brisbane Road

Police and emergency services in Brisbane have cleared an environmental protester who caused traffic chaos by suspending herself above a major inner-city road.

The Extinction Rebellion activist used a bamboo tripod to string herself over the Hale Street on-ramp in Milton for more than two hours during this morning’s peak.

The 29-year-old, named Rilka, livestreamed her action and said she devised the stunt to draw attention to the inaction of politicians in combating climate change.

Queensland Police Inspector Laurie Shevlin said firefighters and specialist officers needed to be deployed to remove her from the road.

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Fears a Paedophile Ring is Operating in Remote Region Where Girl, 11, Killed Herself After Her Accused Rapist Walked Free on Bail — as New Details Emerge About Their Special ‘Bush Retreat’ For Young Aboriginal Boys

WA Police Minister Michelle Roberts wants to send cops to remote regions after Annaliesse Ugle, 11, took her life after her alleged rapist Peter Frederick Humes walked free.

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‘Unanimous Decision’: Australia’s National Rugby Team Refuses to Kneel for BLM

Australia’s national rugby team will not take a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement after a unanimous vote by the players, insisting they were not interested in making political statements.

The Australian Wallabies face the New Zealand All Blacks next Saturday in a Bledisloe Cup contest in Sydney.

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Wild Scenes in Melbourne as Anti-Lockdown Protesters in Balaclavas and Face Coverings Clash With Police and Attack a Horse With Metal Poles in Dramatic Suburban Stand-Off

A police horse has been attacked with a pole and punches thrown at officers who have retaliated with pepper spray in wild anti-lockdown protests in Melbourne.

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Trump Announces That Sudan and Israel Have Agreed to Normalization of Relations

As Hugh Fitzgerald discussed here yesterday, Sudan has become the latest majority-Muslim state to normalize relations with Israel, once again bypassing “Palestinian” jihadi intransigence.

What is happening here, if it can be sustained, could be world-historical.

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Blue Check Liberals Don’t Know What Coyotes Are, Melt Down After Thursday Night’s Debate

Left-wing Twitter journalists and internet activists, most of whom sport blue check mark verified badges on their profiles, were completely baffled by President Trump’s reference to “coyotes” bringing illegal immigrant children across the U.S.-Mexico border during Thursday night’s presidential debate.

Despite the fact that most people with a basic understanding of U.S. immigration policies are aware that coyotes a type of gang who smuggle immigrants across the border, liberal Twitter users were baffled by President Trump’s assertion that “children are brought here by coyotes and lots of bad people, cartels, and they’re brought here and they used to use them to get into our country.”

[Comment: The lefties on Twitter took Trump’s bait and further undermined their credibility.]

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France: Migrant Suspected of Drugging, Sexually Assaulting Woman Who Took Him In

French authorities believe a Congolese man drugged and sexually assaulted a woman who was hosting him, according to reports.

The suspect, who claims to be 18-years-old, was “sent to France by his parents to study,” and was previously housed at a hotel in Quimper with other “foreign minors,” Ouest France reports.

He subsequently bounced between host families until the victim invited him into her home.

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Germany: Pro-ISIS Muslim Migrant Murders Tourist Five Days After Release From Prison, While ‘Under Observation’

And it turns out that he is a supporter of the Islamic State. Was any effort made to determine his sentiments regarding jihad against unbelievers when he was admitted into Germany? Of course not. That would have been “Islamophobic.” And then, after recruiting for the Islamic State and threatening to murder Christians, he was released from prison and kept on a watch list which turned out to be completely worthless.

This open jihadi “could not be deported due to the civil war in his home country.”

So it is up to Germany, in the eyes of German authorities, to take in violent criminals and jihadis from other countries, and keep them even when they threaten to murder German citizens, and now to keep them even when they follow through on those threats.

“Fatal attack on tourists in Dresden — police arrest Syrian — he is an IS terrorist!,” translated from “Tödlicher Angriff auf Touristen in Dresden — Polizei nimmt Syrer fest — Es ist ein IS-Terrorist!,” Journalisten Watch, October 21, 2020 (thanks to Medforth).

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Sweden: Syrian National Who Raped 12-Yar-Old Girl in a Public Toilet Sentenced to Gender Talks, Avoids Deportation and Jail Time

A young Syrian man has managed to avoid deportation and jail time after being convicted by a Swedish court of raping a 12-year-old girl inside a public toilet in the city of Borås.

The Borås District Court earlier this week sentenced Mustafa, aged 18, to ‘youth care’ meetings, which introduce offenders to subjects on gender, societal norms and emotions, for the rape of a 12-year-old in February of this year, Nyheter Idag reports.

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UK: Judges Block Deportation of Knife Killer Migrant on ‘Human Rights’ Grounds

Judges have ruled an illegal migrant who stabbed a man to death after he was supposed to be deported can stay in Britain, citing his “human rights”.

The killer, a Sri Lankan man who can be identified at ‘GR’ due to the judges protecting his identity, came to Britain in 2002 aged 28 and lodged an asylum claim which was rejected as illegitimate. lodging an appeal against the decision, which was also rejected, and then another citing the Human Rights Act, which enshrines the Euorpean Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in British law.

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UK: Revealed: ‘Adult Migrants Posing as Children’ Have Cost Kent Council More Than £300,000 in Legal Claims — as Four in 10 ‘Minors’ Are Judged to be at Least 18 After Age Checks

Legal claims from refugees and migrants accused of lying about their age are costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pounds.

The cases arise when lawyers challenge age checks by social workers who judge ‘child’ migrants to be adults. Cases can drag on for as long as three years.

A Daily Mail investigation reveals that Kent County Council alone has paid out over £300,000 on 25 cases in the past four years.

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Caroline Glick: Fighting the New Commissars

The time for a reckoning with the social media giants has arrived, and not only in the United States.

Earlier this week, Shibbolet Library, a new Israeli book publisher that specializes in conservative authors launched a sales campaign on Facebook. The company invested approximately a hundred thousand shekels ($34,000) on Facebook ads to promote its book sales. Then suddenly, its account was blocked. The campaign was wrecked. The firm’s investment was lost.

Facebook, the corporate giant, replete with its anonymous work force and inscrutable algorithms scuppered the campaign with no prior warning or explanation.

Probably no explanation was necessary. This wasn’t Shibbolet’s first rodeo. Last April, Shibbolet Library launched another sales campaign on Facebook, at a cost of tens of thousands of shekels in Facebook ads. Then too, the nameless, faceless overlords of Facebook stopped the campaign in its tracks by freezing the firm’s Facebook account.

Shibbolet founder and CEO Rotem Sela recalls that he appealed the move seven times.

“It’s actually a bit Kafkaesque to say I appealed because I was never told what I was appealing. We were just selling books. We’re locked down with the coronavirus. All the book stores were closed. Facebook sales were and remain the most direct way for us to keep our business afloat and sell our books. What legitimate problem could Facebook possibly have with our efforts?”

After Sela’s seventh appeal, he was informed that Facebook had decided to permanently freeze Shibbolet’s account. Why? Why bother asking? No one was answering.

Given Facebook’s dominance of online markets, Shibbolet opened a new account, reluctantly forced to accept that it had lost all the client information stored on its previous, now permanently frozen account.

It was with the new account that Shibbolet launched its new campaign — only to be blocked once again.

Facebook’s action this week against Shibbolet of course did not happen in a vacuum. Facebook shut down Shibbolet at the height of the storm in the U.S. over draconian steps that Facebook and Twitter took to block their users’ access to the blockbuster stories the New York Post published last week detailing the contents of emails from Democratic presidential nominee former vice president Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden’s computer…

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Poland Bans Abortions of Babies With Genetic Disorders

Poland’s highest court issued a ruling banning abortion due to genetic disorders, effectively reversing a policy that allowed more than a thousand children to be aborted in 2019.

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The Global Takeover is Underway

Today, pandemics and the threat of infectious outbreaks are the new tools of war and social control. For years, Gates has prepared the global psyche for a new enemy: deadly, invisible viruses that can crop up at any time. And the only way to protect ourselves is by giving up old-fashioned notions of privacy, liberty and personal decision-making.

We need to maintain our distance from others, including family members. We need to wear masks, even in our own homes and during sex. We need to close down small businesses and work from home. We need to vaccinate the entire global population and put stringent travel restrictions into place to prevent the potential for spread.

We must track and trace everyone, every moment of the day and night, and install biometric readers into everyone’s bodies to identify who the potential risk-carriers are. Infected people are the new threat. This is what the technocratic elite wants you to believe, and they’ve succeeded to convince a shocking ratio of the global population of this in just a few short months.

If you’re unfamiliar with the term “technocracy,” be sure to go back and listen to my interview with Patrick Wood, author of “Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation” and “Technocracy: The Hard Road to World Order.” You can also learn more on Wood’s website, Technocracy.news. A New Digital Currency System Underway

Two of the last pieces of the totalitarian takeover will be the transition to an all-digital currency linked to digital IDs. With that, enforcement of social rules will be more or less ensured, as your finances, indeed your entire identity, can easily be held hostage if you fail to comply.

Just think how easy it would be to automate it such that if you fail to get your mandated vaccine, or post something undesirable on the internet, your bank account becomes unavailable or your biometric ID won’t allow you entry into your office building.

An August 13, 2020, article on the Federal Reserve website discusses the supposed benefits of a central bank digital currency (CBDC). There’s general agreement among experts that most major countries will implement CBDC within the next two to four years.

An all-digital currency system also plays into social engineering, as it can be used to incentivize desired behaviors, very similar to what China is doing with their social credit system. For example, you might get a certain amount of digital currency but you have to buy a certain item or perform a particular task within a certain timeframe.

Many uninformed people will believe that these new CBDCs will be very similar to existing cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, but they would be seriously mistaken. Bitcoin is decentralized and a rational strategy to opt out of the existing central bank controlled system, while these CBDCs will be centralized and completely controlled by the central banks…

It’s important to realize that one way by which this globalist plan is being pushed forward is through the creation of new global laws. Gates already wields powerful influence over global food and agriculture policy, in addition to his influence over global health and technology (including banking and digital IDs).

The Great Reset, or the “build back better” plan, specifically calls for all nations to implement “green” regulations as part of the post-COVID recovery effort. It sounds like a worthwhile endeavor — after all, who doesn’t want to protect the environment?

But the end goal is far from what the typical person envisions when they hear these plans. The end goal is to turn us into serfs without rights to privacy, private ownership or anything else.

[Comment: Recommended reading. ]

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Wikipedia Partners With the World Health Organization to Tackle “Misinformation”

Both Wikipedia and the World Health Organization have their fair share of issues pertaining to credibility and authority. Ironically, both have also put themselves at the forefront of questioning precisely this about others (earnestly aided by social media giants who have made censorship their policy).

The question marks around Wikipedia and WHO are whether the former is really an encyclopedia — given the way information there is editorialized, removed, and otherwise controlled — and who made the latter the world’s top health authority that supersedes national ones.

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11 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/23/2020

  1. Top Tory Slams Trump, Says Britain ‘Is Better Off With Biden’ “Britain would be better off with Joe Biden”, the headline of an opinion piece by Conservative Member of Parliament Sajid Javid said on Friday.
    Of course he would think that Biden would be better for the UK, in the first place Javid is a Muslim, Biden would support all those following the teachings of Islam, secondly Biden would encourage and pursuade the UK and the European Union to find an agreement for the UK to remain a floating member of the EU, and further Biden being, so it is supposed, a supporter of Communisim would align a poilcy to bring the Russian Government closer to the EU-Europe would become an affilate state of Russia-mad! Not so so mad in this mad world.

    • What pre-1991 decade or which alt-right hallucination are you living in that you think that
      1. Putin’s Russia with its patriotism, largely dismantled welfare state and cultivation of the Russian Orthodox Church is “communist”.
      2. that Biden’s corporation-financed support of crony capitalism, which finances the Church of Wokeness e.g. BLM in the USA, is in any way communist.

      But as often at GoV, writers merely attach the label of what they hate the most to any enemy, e.g. Biden. Presumably you people shout “communist” to avoid having to face up to the fact that homoglobalism is indeed capitalist, but not of your Ron Paul-Ayn Rand variety.

      Similar to your average SJW shouting “fascist” at anyone.

  2. Wild Scenes in Melbourne as Anti-Lockdown Protesters in Balaclavas and Face Coverings Clash With Police and Attack a Horse With Metal Poles in Dramatic Suburban Stand-Off

    A police horse has been attacked with a pole and punches thrown at officers who have retaliated with pepper spray in wild anti-lockdown protests in Melbourne.

    The Emperor Has Absolutely No Clothes Left: The pure denial of science and common sense regarding lockdowns, masking, social distancing and testing has exposed what is either mass corruption, complete incompetence or gun-to-their-head servitude on the part of politicians, media and the medical system. Problem is Covid is being used to force us to agree to all sorts of things that drive a coach and horses through rights that have been hard-earned through hundreds of years of wars, upheavals, protests, treaties and campaigns. And we’re supposed to do this now under coercion, while democracy has been suspended because of the emergency measures that have been implemented in nearly every country on the planet. All because the World Health Organization’s excessively broad definition of a pandemic allows them to freeze-frame normal life, keep the public in a state of fear and hand governments authoritarian powers. Completely unacceptable-Now understandable why a growing number of people are resisting as to what is being thrown at them, and why they will continue to resist. Rules and laws are fuelled by emergency powers handed to governments by the World Health Organization and its very broad definition of a ‘pandemic’.

  3. Austrian Defense Minister fired military imam for jihadism

    The accusations of jihadism prompted Defense Minister Claudia Tanner on Thursday to immediately sack the federal army military imam, Abdulmedzid Siyamhodjic. He is said to have “publicly expressed his sympathy for jihadism in Bosnia.”
    https://austria-today.ru/%d1%83%d0%b2%d0%be%d0%bb%d1%8c%d0%bd%d0%b5%d0%bd%d0%b8%d0%b5-%d0%b8%d0%bc%d0%b0%d0%bc%d0%b0-%d0%b7%d0%b0-%d0%b4%d0%b6%d0%b8%d1%85%d0%b0%d0%b4%d0%b8%d0%b7%d0%bc/

    In the past century, an Austrian artist named Adolf encouraged jihadism among imams and Bosnians.

    • Until those very same muslims turned on the Germans who had them properly lined up and shot for their jihadist troubles. Then, not to be out done, Tito shot hundreds of thousands of them for even he knew you never let a rabid dog live to bite another day, then Stalin shot over a million of them after the war for good measure.

  4. The media seems desperate, only CNNs polls say Biden won the last debate, virtually all the rest of the polls say Trump won.

  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9uRRSYcT5w

    Here is a video in Chechen with Russian subtitles found on YouTube.

    The Islamic so-called “scholar” encourages his flock to sit still. Because many of them are wanted by Russia through Interpol and they have nowhere to return.
    “Where to go to those who fought against Russia?”

    Unfortunately, I cannot read their comments, because although they are written in Cyrillic, they are in Chechen.

  6. A good article from Quillette showing how liberalism has not got the strength to maintain it self against subversive socialism, with its relentless march to global communism.

    The Challenge of Marxism
    I. The collapse of institutional liberalism

    II. The Marxist framework
    …….. 1. Oppressor and oppressed
    …….. 2. False consciousness
    …….. 3. Revolutionary reconstitution of society
    …….. 4. Total disappearance of class antagonisms

    III. The attraction and power of Marxism

    IV. The flaws that make Marxism fatal

    V. The dance of liberalism and Marxism

    ……… 1. If all men are free and equal, how is it that not everyone who wishes to do so may enter the United States and take up residence there?
    ……… 2. If all men are free and equal, how is it that not everyone who wants to may register for courses at Princeton University?
    ………. 3. If all men are free and equal, how can you justify preventing a man who feels he is a woman from competing in a women’s track and field competition in a public school?
    …….. “Marxist criticism brings many liberals to progressively abandon the conceptions of freedom and equality with which they set out, and to adopt new conceptions proposed by Marxists.”

    VI. The Marxist endgame and democracy’s end

    https://quillette.com/2020/08/16/the-challenge-of-marxism/

    To know, to ponder on these things, may make us understand our values.
    Then all the better to know what we stand for, and better able to make that stand.
    ————————-

    Though this is written prior to the NZ October 17th 2020 elections that returned a “comrade” to the “team of 5 million” now claiming a full mandate, but with no real policy, as she claimed it was CoVid-19 issues.

    the extreme left opened a new front. They attacked liberal democracy’s soft underbelly: its values, conventions, institutions and philosophical foundations.

    Suddenly a whole range of bedrock values, from the right to free speech to belief in fixed biological gender, was under savage attack.
    The underlying purpose is to destabilise society and therefore render it amenable to radical change.

    https://karldufresne.blogspot.com/2020/10/what-no-ones-talked-about-during-this.html

    We know of these things, often in parts, but do we really understand.
    So much food for thought in both those articles.
    Then there are the comments, to also extend your understanding.
    Knowing with a deeper knowledge will help us to be more effective and give a better and stronger direction in holding firm.

    Thanks to Baron for steadfast, holding firm, and bringing a deeper understanding of values, all the better in our lives, to be lived in abundance.

    • Quillette, the employer of Canadian Jonathan Kay with his great relevance to 9-11 denialism?

      I find the comment by Rod McLaughlin under the article in Quillette to be very accurate:

      “……….Race activists suffer, not from Marxism, but from Marxism envy. They wish that the New York Times’ 1619 Project was true, that the USA was founded on slavery. In fact, the USA was founded on capitalism, which Marx rightly described as ‘progressive’, partly because it abolished slavery. And if America had not imported a single African slave, it would have survived, and avoided a civil war. Sorry guys, but black people, nor any other minority, are no substitute for the proletariat.

      The current movement is not a version of Marxism – it is an amalgam of two currents, one of which became disillusioned with the proles and tried to psychoanalyse them, and another which explicitly rejected Marxism as a ‘grand narrative’.

      I’d suggest the author tries again, after reading some Marx & Engels.”

      • The modern day left is Marxist and is taking their programs right out of the Marxist playbook. So don’t fool yourself, the left is making a run at a massive comeback with a vengeance.

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